Eric Williams named as Alexandria Aces First Manager

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Alexandria, VA – Saturday, December 8, 2007 – The Alexandria Aces Collegiate Summer Baseball Club, the eighth and newest franchise of the Cal Ripken, Sr. Collegiate Baseball League, is proud to announce Eric Williams as the team’s first manager for its upcoming 2008 inaugural season.

“We have a very strong leader with Eric Williams, a guy who definitely knows his way around the bases,” said Aces chairman and CEO Donald R. Dinan. “Eric has a vast wealth of skill and knowledge when it comes to coaching baseball and we’re proud to have him as the first skipper of our ball club.”

Coach Williams is originally from Omaha Nebraska, where he played baseball while attending Westside High School and the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He moved to Virginia in 1983 while serving in the United States Coast Guard Presidential Honor Guard.

Eric’s coaching experience includes six years as a varsity assistant coach at Robert E. Lee High School in Springfield, Virginia where he helped head coach David Gardziel guide the Lancers to three regional appearances and a third place finish in the state. He also spent two years as a varsity assistant coach at Annandale High School, in Annandale, Virginia, under the tutelage of Terry Brown.

The past two seasons Coach Williams served as an associate head coach in the Valley Baseball League, located in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Coach Williams owns his own business in Springfield and he and his wife Veronica live in Springfield with their two sons Adam and Drew.

The Alexandria Aces Collegiate Summer Baseball Club is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which will play its inaugural season in 2008 as a part of the Cal Ripken, Sr. Collegiate Baseball League, based primarily in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. The Aces will compete against the Bethesda Big Train, Herndon Braves, Rockville Express, Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts, Maryland Redbirds, College Park Bombers and Youse’s Maryland Orioles.

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