Breaking: Owls GM Returning to Minor Leagues

Oct. 22, 2013 @ 07:32 PM

The Forest City Owls Baseball Club has announced that Owls General Manager Jeremy Boler will be leaving the Owls for the Minor Leagues. Boler recently accepted a management position with the Tennessee Smokies, the Southern League Double-A Affiliate of the Chicago Cubs.

“I would like to thank both Ken Silver & Jesse Cole for the opportunity to join the Owls back in 2010,” said Boler. “Leading this franchise has been such a great honor for the past three seasons. But I now have a great opportunity in Minor League baseball that I cannot pass up. I am looking forward to the next chapter of my baseball career and have nothing but great memories here in Forest City. I wish the Owls nothing but success this year and many years to come.”

Before joining the Owls, Boler was the Corporate Marketing Manager for the Winston-Salem Dash, the Carolina League Single-A Advanced Affiliate of the Chicago White Sox.

"We couldn't be more excited for Jeremy and the great opportunity he has working in Double-A baseball," said Managing Partner Jesse Cole. “In his three years as the Owls GM, he has brought new improvements to McNair Field including one of the only suites in College Summer baseball as well as helped bring new events and concerts at the park.”

The Owls have witnessed their first player reaching the Major Leagues (Josh Edgin) as well as numerous other Owls alum being drafted during Boler's tenure.

"Jeremy has been a vital part of our organization and we will certainly miss him, but we know this is a great step in his career and wish him the best,” said Owls Owner Ken Silver

Cole mentioned he Silver will now begin a national search to bring in the new General Manager for the Owls.