MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. — The back-to-back Coastal Plain League champion Morehead City Marlins are excited to introduce a familiar CPL voice as the next member of their front-office staff. Former Fayetteville SwampDogs broadcaster Jordan Lank has been named the new Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations for the Marlins' 2020 season.
Lank's experience in Fayetteville as the secondary broadcaster in 2019 prepares him well for his new duties in Morehead City, which include broadcasting every 2020 Marlins home and road contest, writing and distributing game notes, recaps and press releases, social media and website facilitation, and graphic design.
"I'm thrilled to be back in the Coastal Plain League, and I can't describe how exciting it is to be a part of the Marlins organization," Lank said in a statement. "My limited experiences working alongside the team's staff in 2019 were great, and I look forward to getting back to North Carolina to further an already-strong baseball culture and connect with the Morehead City community."
The 21-year-old hailing from Surprise, Ariz. most recently worked in hockey for the ECHL's Greenville Swamp Rabbits as a multimedia intern, focusing on social media strategies, media relations and color commentating. Lank is a 2020 graduate of Arizona State University's coveted Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, where he also broadcasted Sun Devils baseball and softball for the student radio station and high school football and baseball independently. Prior to college, Lank was a four-year varsity catcher for Paradise Honors High School.
"We are thrilled to welcome Jordan to the Marlins organization. His experience in the CPL will be an extremely valuable addition to our championship organization," said Marlins owner Buddy Bengel. "Our fans are the best in the country and we are excited for them to hear the passion and energy that Jordan will bring to the broadcast booth."
The Coastal Plain League is the nation's premier summer collegiate baseball league. Heading into its 24th season in 2020, the CPL features 15 franchises playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. To date, the CPL has had over 1,450 alumni drafted and 118 alums — including 2017 ALCS MVP, 2017 World Series champion, 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young award winner Justin Verlander, as well as former Marlin and 2017 NLCS MVP Chris Taylor — make their Major League debut. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at www.coastalplain.com, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat @CPLBaseball.