January 19, 2016 – With the 2016 Texas Collegiate League season just four months away, the Victoria Generals have added to their coaching staff with the addition of Assistant Coach Shawn Redd. Redd is currently the volunteer assistant coach and camp coordinator for the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and is in his first season with the organization
"We are excited to have Shawn join the coaching staff and look forward to what he can bring to the Generals not only on the field but in the community as well, "commented Mike Yokum, the General Manager for the Victoria Generals. " Shawn will also help the Generals continue to build their Summer Camp as we look forward to several camps this summer for future stars in Victoria."
Prior to joining UTRGV, Redd was the Director of Baseball Operations at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock where he spent last season providing direction and leadership to the baseball program at UALR. Prior to last season, Redd spent the previous four years at TCU as the Facilities Manager and Head of Baseball Grounds. His responsibilities also included assisting with the team's catchers and TCU Baseball Camp operations.
While working at TCU, Redd was also the Head Coach for the Dallas Patriots, a youth baseball organization for players ages 6-18. Redd served as the hitting and defense instructor, working personally with all hitters and catchers. Redd also served as a catcher and hitting coach at a Training Academy in the Dallas area providing instruction for players ages 8-21.
"I look forward to working with Shawn as he will definitely fit in with his coaching experience to help drive our offense this Summer, "stated Michael Oros, Generals Head Coach. " Shawn's connections with other big universities in the area will also be big as we continue to recruit players for the upcoming season."
Redd earned his bachelor's degree in communications from TCU in 2010. He then completed his master's in communication research studies at TCU in 2012.
The Generals will begin their season in late May at Riverside Stadium. The 2016 season will have a new look at Riverside Stadium with an enhanced turf infield that was recently completed earlier this month. The 2016 schedule should be released soon and will be published on the Victoria Generals website at www.victoriagenerals.com Stop by the Generals Team Shop and get your team merchandise located at 1307 E. Airline Road, Suite H in the Town & Country Shopping Center.