March 4, 2012; Tampa Bay, FL, USA; A detailed view of baseballs on the ground during a spring training game between the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Phillies at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Rome Braves Announce A Familiar Name As New Manager

The Rome Braves, Atlanta Braves single A team, has officially named Jonathan Schuerholz as the team’s new manager.  Schuerholz, who will be entering his fourth season as a minor league manager, returns to Rome after playing there in 2003 and six minor league seasons.

March 18, 2012; Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA; A detailed view of Atlanta Braves batting helmets on the field for batting practice before a spring training game against the Baltimore Orioles at Disney Wide World of Sports complex. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

After retiring from professional baseball, Schuerholz returned to Auburn University to complete his bachelor’s degree in business administration.  He played infield for the Tigers from 2000-2002.

Jonathan managed the Danville Braves for three seasons as well as the Gulf Coast League Braves. Previously, Schuerholz spent two seasons (2009-2010) as the Braves roving infield instructor.

“We welcome Jonathan back to Rome as our manager,” says Rome General Manager Michael Dunn. “We look forward to a great season under Jonathan, Gabe, Kyle, and Bobby.”

Joining Schuerholz is pitching coach Gabe Luckert who comes to Rome from Danville after spending six of the past seven seasons coaching in the Gulf Coast League.

Bobby Moore will also join Schuerholz and returns as hitting coach.  Moore, has been in Rome for nine of the past eleven seasons and spent the 2011 and 2012 seasons as hitting coach for the Lynchburg Hillcats.

In his fourth season as a trainer in the organization, Kyle Damschroder returns to the Rome staff for his second consecutive season.

Jonathan’s father, John Schuerholz is the current President of Atlanta Braves and former General Manager.  He retired from the GM position in October 2007, and moved into the Club President role.

The Rome Braves home opener is April 10th versus Savannah.  The Atlanta Braves play an exhibition game at State Mutual Stadium on Match 29th against the Braves future stars.


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