Lancaster to become Marlins Special Advisor for Baseball Operations

Morehead City, NC — Morehead City Marlins head coach Jesse Lancaster, who led the Marlins to back-to-back Coastal Plain League Championships and two-time coach of the year will not return for the 2021 season.

Lancaster will become the special advisor to baseball operations and ownership.

“The decision to step away from my role as the manager of the Marlins has taken a great deal of thought and time. While it is more difficult than I can say, this time is needed and necessary to focus on my family and the exciting changes we are expecting,” said Lancaster.

Lancaster added, “I would like to thank Buddy Bengel for allowing me the opportunity to lead the Marlins from 2017-2021. I cannot help but grin thinking of all the special moments and good times. My wife Heather and I gained friendships that we will carry for a lifetime thanks to these special years.”

Lancaster has a 136-71 (.647) career record that includes the postseason. He is currently the all-time winningest coach in Marlins history. In addition, his 11- 3 playoff record ranks amongst the best in Coastal Plain League history.

“Words cannot express what Jesse has meant to the Marlins organization,” said team owner Buddy Bengel. “He was one of the key reasons this organization has been so successful the last three years. Our organization will dearly miss him on the field but we are thrilled he and his wife Heather will be remaining with the Marlins family.”

The Marlins 2022 season begins with Opening Night scheduled for Friday May 27th against the Wilson Tobs, and runs through July 30 with the Petitt Cup Playoffs scheduled for the first week of August.

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