Barrie Baycats Name Josh Matlow Team President
BARRIE, December 22, 2021 - The Board of Directors of the Barrie Baycats, seven-time Intercounty Baseball League champions, today announce that Josh Matlow has been appointed as the team’s President.
Matlow succeeds David Mills, who announced his retirement following the 2021 Intercounty Baseball League season. During Mills’ time as president, which began in 2002, the Baycats won a historic seven IBL championships, including six consecutive years from 2014 to 2019.
Originally hired in early 2020 as the Baycats General Manager and Manager, Matlow is a veteran of the Baycats organization. A former player for the team from 2005-2009, he was also a volunteer for the team during 2019.
“I am extremely honoured and humbled to take over the reins of President of the Barrie Baycats Baseball Club,” said Matlow in a statement. “I promise to continue to make the organization and the entire Simcoe County region proud.”
“I am very excited for my family to be a part of Baycats baseball and for my kids to grow up around the ballpark for decades to come. I want to especially thank my supportive wife, Sasha.”
Acting Board Chair Chris Gariepy, stated today that after an exhaustive search the Board is very pleased and have complete confidence in having selected Josh lead the organization into the future.
“I am confident that Josh has the skills and energy to successfully address the many facets of the Baycats President position for years to come,” said Mills. “The Baycats have developed a unique positive culture over 20 years that includes the great support of our volunteers, members, sponsors and of course our fans. I am pleased that Josh has accepted the reins of this remarkable organization and will enjoy watching Josh continue to build on the team’s many successes.”
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