For Release: October 10, 2022
BURROUGHS RETURNING AS SHARKS FIELD MANAGER
WILMINGTON, NC – The Wilmington Sharks are pleased to announce that Russ
Burroughs is returning to manage the Sharks in 2023 for this third consecutive season
leading the fins.
“I’m so honored and excited to return for my 3rd season in Wilmington,” said Burroughs.
“We have created a family team culture that carries throughout these athletes lives. I feel like that make us the destination place for summer baseball. I am looking forward to another great year in the Cape Fear community.
Burroughs led the Sharks to top six finished in the 15-team Coastal Plain League in
both 2021 and 2022. The Sharks were strong on the mound both seasons with top
three finishes league earned run average both years.
“Russ has provided the Cape Fear region with exceptional baseball during his tenure
leading the Sharks, and we are looking for more of the same in 2023,” said team co-owner Bill Davidson.
Burroughs spends the off-season in Nashville as the Head Baseball Instructor with
Nashville Baseball Academy. He graduated from Lipscomb University in 2009 with a
Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication.
The Wilmington Sharks were charter members of the Coastal Plain League in 1997, the
nation’s premier summer collegiate baseball league. The CPL is currently comprised of
13 franchises paying in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. To date,
the CPL has had nearly 1,750 alumni drafted and 163 alums play major league
baseball. The 2023 CPL schedule is expected to be released in the coming weeks.