DuraEdge Announces Hiring of New Mid-Atlantic Sales Representative

DuraEdge Products, Inc. is happy to announce the addition of Patrick “Irish” Coakley as our Mid-Atlantic region sales representative.  Coakley, a Certified Sports Field Manager, brings over twenty years of experience in the sports field industry.

Most recently, Coakley was the Sports Turf Superintendent of Ripken Baseball at Ripken Stadium.  Ripken Stadium is home to both the MiLB Aberdeen Ironbirds as well as the Ripken Experience Aberdeen.  While with the Ripken Experience, he took care of not only the professional field, but a portion of his work was also maintaining youth fields that handled upwards of thirty five hundred baseball games per year.

Throughout his tenure in professional baseball, Coakley managed fields from Pennsylvania down the east coast to South Carolina.  During that time, he was honored with five Field of the Year awards in two different leagues.  This was highlighted by winning both the AA Baseball Field of the Year and STMA Baseball Field of the Year awards in 2006 while with the Altoona Curve.

“Over the years, it has sometimes been a struggle to provide quality fields for the younger age groups.  With DuraEdge as a foundation, it gives us a better tool to make safe, playable ballfields for the kids along with the professionals,” said Coakley.

Patrick Coakley can be reached at (724)870-4625 or via email at pcoakley@duraedge.com.

About DuraEdge:

Based out of Grove City, Pennsylvania, DuraEdge Products, Inc. has become the premier infield mix provider in the baseball and softball world.  DuraEdge was founded by Grant McKnight in order to address the problem of consistency within infield mixes.  Within eight years of its inception, it’s gone from a small local operation to now having facilities and distributors from the east to west coast, and products being used in Asia, Europe, and South America.

To learn more about DuraEdge, please visit http://www.duraedge.com/.

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