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Former Knights' Assistant to the GM Lands Affiliated Pro Front Office Job.

December 17, 2013

Ex-Victoria HarbourCats GM Holly Jones Named Assistant GM of Charlotte Stone Crabs

Former Knights' Assistant to the GM Lands Affiliated Pro Front Office Job.

Former Aloha/Corvallis Knights intern Holly Jones, most recently the general manager of the West Coast League's Victoria HarbourCats, has been named the new assistant general manager of the Charlotte Stone Crabs, Tampa Bay's affiliate in the Class A Florida State League.

She will move to Port Charlotte, Fla., next week to begin her new job. The Stone Crabs, one of several minor-league franchises owned by Ripken Baseball, play at 7,000-seat Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte, a city of 50,000 located about 40 miles north of Fort Myers on Florida's Gulf Coast.

"I'm eager to join the Ripken Baseball family and to embark on this next adventure!" Jones said in announcing her new position.

The Tampa Bay Rays hold their spring training at the stadium complex. The Stone Crabs open the 2014 season on April 3 against Bradenton.

"We are happy for Holly and wish her the best in her new job," Knights' president Dan Segel said. "The West Coast League's loss is the Florida State League's gain."

Jones interned for the Aloha Knights in Gresham in 2005 and 2006 as part of a partner program with the Warsaw Sports Marketing Center at the University of Oregon. She was promoted to assistant to the general manager when the Knights relocated to Corvallis for the 2007 season and aided with all facets of the business during our first season at Goss Stadium.

"The three years I spent with the Corvallis Knights were three of the most influential and most important years of my life," Jones said.

After graduating from Oregon with a degree in journalism and business administration, she worked in marketing and sales for the National Basketball Association, Creative Artists Agency and JetBlue in New York City before returning to the West Coast.

Holly was hired by the HarbourCats in Aug. 2012, as the second female GM in the WCL, and helped launch their successful inaugural season. They ranked first in WCL attendance and established a single-game attendance mark of 4,210 for the All-Star Game at Royal Athletic Park.

Shortly after being named WCL Executive of the Year, she resigned this past October and returned home to Eugene.

"Holly left an incredible stamp on the team and community and laid the foundation for the future," Victoria owner John McLean said. "She will be sorely missed."