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Buchholz Named N.L. Executive of the Year

The Northern League announced that Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks General Manager Josh Buchholz was selected as the 2008 Executive of the Year as voted on by the league’s managers, pitching coaches, general managers, radio announcers, and local media (2).

Buchholz, who has been General Manager of the RedHawks since October 10th, 2005,
becomes the second RedHawks GM to receive the Northern League Executive of the Year honors. Lee Schwartz previously received the honor in 2003.

Behind the leadership of Buchholz, the RedHawks welcomed 177, 900 fans through the gates of Newman Outdoor Field in 2008. It was the highest team attendance during his three-year tenure and marked the 12th time in 13 seasons that the franchise eclipsed over 170,000 fans in a season. On the field in 2008, the ‘Hawks posted the league’s best regular season record for the third time in the last four years.

Buchholz, a native of Moorhead, MN, has been with the RedHawks for each of the organization’s 13 seasons and had served the previous six years as the Director of Baseball Operations before being promoted to general manager. He joined the club for the RedHawks’inaugural season in 1996 as the Clubhouse Manager and was promoted to Director of Media Relations following the 1997 season.

Northern League Executives of the Year
Year     GM                              Team
2008    Josh Buchholz  Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks
2007    Andrew Collier             Winnipeg Goldeyes
2006    Andrew Collier             Winnipeg Goldeyes
2005    Roger Wexelberg         Gary SouthShore RailCats
2004    Andrew Collier             Winnipeg Goldeyes
            Rick Muntean               Kansas City T-Bones
2003    Lee Schwartz               Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks
2002    Andrew Collier             Winnipeg Goldeyes
2001    Tim Utrup                     Lincoln Saltdogs
2000    John Hindle                  Winnipeg Goldeyes
1999    John Dittrich                 Schaumburg Flyers
1998    John Hindle                  Winnipeg Goldeyes


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