Mickey Fauvelle Set to Join Trail Blazers as New Manager in 2018 - 1/17/2018

Mickey Fauvelle Set to Join Trail Blazers as New Manager in 2018-1/17/2018

The Adirondack Trail Blazers have begun preparing for the new 2018 campaign and are excited to announce that Boonville’s own Mickey Fauvelle has joined the team as the team’s new Field Manager and Head Coach for the 2018 season. Fauvelle will replace Bobby McLaughlin, who has moved on to expanded duties at Coker College. Fauvelle brings a wealth of knowledge and a wealth of experience, having been a head baseball coach for the past 20-plus years at the high school and Legion levels of baseball. An educator in the Adirondack Central School (ACS) District for the past 26 years, Fauvelle was also a member of the school’s State Final Four baseball team in 1986. Following a collegiate baseball career at Herkimer County Community College and Division II East Stroudsburg University, Fauvelle returned to Boonville and started his teaching career. Fauvelle was named the ACS varsity baseball coach in 2014. In four years at the helm, Fauvelle and the Cats have won 74 percent of their games, two-league titles, and have produced five All-Mohawk Valley Players selected by the Observer-Dispatch. The 2016 team was state-ranked all-season and claimed the first league title for ACS in 17 years. In addition, as head coach of the Love Post Junior American Legion team in 2016, Fauvelle led the 406’ers to their first State tournament appearance and a fourth place finish. Fauvelle’s baseball pedigree is also tied to the late great ACS pitcher, Brad Meagher. Meagher was drafted in the 12th round of the 1975 Major League Baseball Draft and played three years in their Minor League system. “We are extremely excited to have Mickey, his wife Rachael and his two sons, Andrew and Tyler, join the Trail Blazer family," said Trail Blazer President Bobby Miller. "The fans here in Boonville are as passionate and supportive as they come and, with the addition of Mickey to our coaching staff, we are excited to build on our already loyal fan base. Mickey’s passion for the game, his local ties to the community, and a 26-year career coaching young athletes will warrant an immediate level of respect from our incoming players.” Miller also remarked that the franchise has been hard at work tweaking the recruitment process and anticipates the 2018 season as a rebuilding season for the team which has struggled the past three years in the PGCBL. “We are extremely excited to see what the future can bring for the Blazers here in Boonville.” The Trail Blazers will open the 2018 season on Thursday, May 31 against the Capital City Reds from Canada. The team is seeking host families for the upcoming season. Anyone interested in more information in regards to the host family program can visit the team online at adirondacktrail blazers.com, on Facebook or e-mail at adirondackblaz ers@rocketmail.com. (Note: Fauvelle also writes a weekly sports column, entitled "Dugout" for the Boonville Herald.)