After helping build the Myrtle Beach Pelicans into one of the most creative teams in the minors, Andy Milovich is getting called up to Frisco. The veteran operator will stay within the Chuck Greenberg family of minor league teams and take over as the RoughRiders’ president and general manager.
Milovich has served as the Pelicans’ vice president and GM since 2012, following an 18-year run with Palisades Baseball that included overseeing the West Virginia Power and Mahoning Valley Scrappers. Milovich has been the driving force behind Myrtle Beach’s success, whether it be literally taking one for the team by getting a prostate exam during the seventh-inning stretch of a cancer awareness promotion, or streamlining the cross-promotional opportunities between the Pelicans and their big league affiliate Chicago Cubs.
Myrtle Beach won the Baseball America Freitas Award for overall business excellence following the 2015 season. Milovich was named the Carolina League Executive of the Year in 2014.
“Since our ownership group began operating the RoughRiders in August 2014, we have re-invented our ballpark experience, created exciting new ways to connect with our fans and raised the bar in all areas of our business,” said Greenberg, who also owns the State College Spikes of the New York-Penn League. “Today’s announcement of Andy Milovich taking over as our new President and General Manager is the next step in the RoughRiders reaching new heights at the ballpark, in our community and within the baseball industry.”
Milovich joins a talented Frisco front office and will still supervise the operations in Myrtle Beach, which are now led by recently promoted GM Ryan Moore. Jason Dambach remains as Frisco’s executive vice president while assisting the State College franchise.