Front Royal Cardinals Announce New Head Coach for 2014 Season
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Front Royal, VA, January 21, 2013 – The Front Royal Cardinals are excited to announce they’ve hired Brad Neffendorf as the new Head Coach for the 2014 season. He was introduced to the community on January 18th at Mom’s Country Kitchen, where fans gathered to meet the new coach and hear his philosophy for building the 2014 Front Royal Cardinal’s team.
Coach Neffendorf has a solid reputation for developing winning teams, achieved over his nine years of coaching experience. For the last 4 years, he has served as the Campbellsville University Tiger’s recruiting coordinator and pitching coach. In 2012, he helped lead the Tigers to their tenth straight NAIA play-off appearance, an NCAAA Regional Championship and a World Series berth. In 2011, he also joined the Valley Baseball League as a Pitching Coach for the Winchester Royals, where he helped coach the Royals to the Northern Division League title.
Speaking at the event, Coach Neffendorf said he is looking forward to the 2014 season and is putting together an energetic and competitive team. He believes this combination will ensure an exciting VBL season.
Coach Neffendorf brings that same high-energy excitement to his coaching staff. Joining Coach Neffendorf are assistant coaches, Jordan McCavitt, Jonathan Riddle and returning coach Keaton Neeb. McCavitt joins the team from his position as assistant coach/recruiting coordinator for the St. Catharine College Patriots in Kentucky. Before joining the staff at St. Catharine’s, Coach McCavitt was the pitching coach at Arizona Western College, where he directed a pitching staff that allowed the fewest walks in the ACCAC, while having team ERAs of 3.38 and 3.36. Coach Riddle joins the Front Royal Cardinals from Union College in Kentucky. Riddle was a five-year member of the Bulldogs as a catcher, where he achieved a .292 career batting average, threw out 17 would-be base stealers, and had a career fielding percentage of .984. Coach Neeb returns to the Cardinals this year from Campellsville University, where, as a catcher, he achieved a career batting average of .322 and fielding average of .983. Neeb is a local baseball standout, playing for Skyline High School, the Winchester Royals and the Front Royal Cardinals. During his baseball playing career, Neeb received 1st Team All-Conference honors in 2011 and 2012, and received 1st Team All-District, All-Region and All-State honors his senior year of high school.
With this level of proven success at the helm, Cardinals fans can look forward to the 2014 season with confidence.
For more information, please visit the Front Royal Cardinals website at http://www.frontroyalcardinals.org.