The Traverse City Beach Bums waste no time in filling the open Field Manager position, hiring former 3-time AAA MiLB Manager of the Year Dan Rohn. After spending last season as the Beach Bum's Bench Coach, Rohn was promoted when the former skipper Gregg Langbehn accepted a job with the Cleveland Indians last Friday.
Rohn, an Alpena, Michigan native and former scholarship athlete of Central Michigan University, played 13 years of professional baseball including 3 stints in the Major Leagues.
He then began coaching Minor League baseball in 1990 as hitting coach of the Portland Beavers, a AAA Minnesota Twins affiliate. He spent the next 23 years in baseball working in many facets and was named four times as Manager of the Year, once in the AA Eastern League (2000) and three times in the AAA Pacific Coast League (2001, 2004 and 2005). He also worked as an administrative coach of the Seattle Mariners in 2006. Rohn's most recent managing experience was with the Las Vegas 51's, a Toronto Blue Jays AAA affiliate, in 2010.