The Forest City Owls are proud to introduce the club's new 2020 assistant coach Kristopher Taveras. Taveras is beginning his third season as an assistant baseball coach at Young Harris College down in Young Harris Georgia. At Young Harris College, he assisted the team in winning the school's first conference championship in school history along with making it to their first NCAA Division II Tournament appearance.
Taveras is a graduate of Greensboro College where he was a baseball player for four years. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in English and Communication at Greensboro College in 2017. Taveras is currently pursuing his Master's in Business Administration in Sports Management at Liberty University. He was also the assistant baseball coach for the North Adams SteepleCats this past summer in the New England Collegiate Baseball League. At North Adams, he helped in increasing the amount of wins the SteepleCats had a year ago by 10+ wins. That was the most amount of season wins the SteepleCats had since 2010.
"I would first like to thank Coach Reed for the opportunity to allow me to work under him and coach in Forest City next summer," Taveras said when asked for his thoughts on his new position with the Owls. "I look forward to working with the players and entailing a good work ethic each and every day. GO OWLS!"
Head coach Matt Reed is excited to have Taveras on the coaching staff along him and assistant coach Alex Conaway. "I couldn't be happier to have KT come on board for us this summer. His personality and work ethic for a young coach are second to none. The guys will be in great hands and I look forward to a great summer with a great staff."
The Owls are also proud to introduce two new players for the summer season from the University of Tennessee. Zane Keener is a freshman outfielder who committed to the University of Tennessee his sophomore year in high school. The Knoxville native attended Christian Academy of Knoxville where he won the state championship three consecutive years. Kirby Connell is a freshman left-handed pitcher who committed to the University of Tennessee his senior year of high school. Kirby is from Blacksburg, SC where he attended Blacksburg High School.
The Owls 2020 season tickets are now on sale for box seats, general admission, pub tables, suites and group sales. They are available either online at Forestcitybaseball.com or at 138 E Main St. Downtown Forest City.