The Normal CornBelters have announced that they have re-signed Field Manager Brooks Carey for the 2018 Frontier League season.
Brooks will enter his sixth season as the Field Manager and eighth season in total with the CornBelters, having served as the team’s pitching coach in 2010-11 and then returning to Normal to become the Field Manager in 2013 after a year with the Evansville Otters (2012).
“Normal is the place I want to be, that’s never been a question. There is a lot of unfinished business the organization and myself want to take care of,” said Carey. “A special thanks to Steve (Malliet) for his support and friendship, as well as, Mike Petrini, Deanna Roberts, and rest of the staff for making my job easier. With the loyal fans and the friendships I’ve made in Normal and Bloomington, I’m thrilled to be coming back to my second home.”
Last season, the CornBelters finished with a 48-48 regular season record and had four players selected to the Frontier League’s All-Star game. Over the course of his five seasons as field manager, Carey has led the CornBelters to a 248-230 (0.518) regular season record and a West Division Championship in 2015.
Prior to his first stint with the CornBelters, Carey won the 2008 Can-Am League Championship as Pitching Coach for the Sussex Skyhawks. He was a starting pitcher in his playing days, and he reached AAA with both the Rochester Red Wings and Indianapolis Indians in 1985.
To view his full profile on the CornBelters’ website, click here.