The Rio Grande Valley White Wings have announced the hiring of manager Chris Paterson for the 2013 United League season.
Paterson has spent the past three seasons managing in the Pecos and Continental Baseball Leagues garnering a pair of manager of the year awards in two different leagues. In 2011, Paterson led the Roswell Invaders to the inaugural Pecos League title. He has also managed in the Arizona Winter League, the California Winter League, the Pecos Spring League, and recently the Texas Winter League.
Paterson played his collegiate years at North Dakota State University where he threw five innings of a combined no-hitter against Creighton in 2008. After graduating, Chris played in several independent leagues before taking his talents overseas.
Overseas Chris played in professional leagues in Germany, Italy, France, and Australia where he maintains many contacts.
While managing, Paterson has also served as a scout for the Tampa Bay Rays and now the Miami Marlins.
Last year, we named Chris to our Top 10 Independent League Managers. He came in at #9 and was one of the youngest managers in the game.
Paterson and the White Wings kick off the season on May 23rd at home against the San Angelo Colts.
Eric Bynum is Managing Editor here at BaseballdeWorld. He spent three years as an ESL teacher in South Korea, and is now working on his master's degree in history with a focus on baseball and WWII. He has played and/or written about baseball for the past 30 years and is an avid Atlanta Braves fan.