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Topeka Golden Giants announce Tetuan as new coach


Golden-Giants-Logo TOPEKA, KANSAS – The Topeka Golden Giants are pleased to announce that former Hayden High School standout John Tetuan will be the team’s new field manager for the 2010 season.

Tetuan has been an assistant coach with the Golden Giants since 2005 and will step into the role being vacated by Kent Becker.


"We are excited to name John Tetuan as our new head baseball coach for the Topeka Golden Giants," Team President Brett Cowdin said. "My familiarity with John, his experience and his view of where our organization is headed was pivotal in his appointment to our head position. John helped Kent Becker in every aspect of coaching the Giants the last two seasons, we have been blessed."

"The Giants are lucky to have a guy like John Tetuan as our head Coach."

Tetuan, a former three-sport star at Hayden, pitched for Wichita State University from 2000-2002. In 2002, he posted a 10-1 record, earning Missouri Valley Conference Pitcher of the Year and first-team All-American honors.

Following his break-out season for the Shockers, he was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 9th round of the 2002 June Amateur Draft. After signing with Colorado, he was assigned to the Tri-City Dust Devils of the Single-A Northwest League. There he played during the 2002 and 2004 seasons before retiring for pro baseball.

"I am excited and eager to get to work on the upcoming season, it is an honor to work in this organization. The Giants have great future plans and I am fortunate to be a part of them," Tetuan said. 

"It is time to get rolling on putting together our roster."

The Golden Giants are currently working on their 2010 schedule and are looking at June 4th, 2010 as their opening night.

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