Patrick “Irish” Coakley new Mid-Atlantic rep for DuraEdge
DuraEdge Products, Inc. is happy to announce the addition of Patrick “Irish” Coakley as our Mid-Atlantic region sales representative. Coakley, a Certified Sports Field Manager, brings over twenty years of experience in the sports field industry.
Most recently, Coakley was the Sports Turf Superintendent of Ripken Baseball at Ripken Stadium. Ripken Stadium is home to both the MiLB Aberdeen Ironbirds as well as the Ripken Experience Aberdeen. While with the Ripken Experience, he took care of not only the professional field, but a portion of his work was also maintaining youth fields that handled upwards of thirty five hundred baseball games per year.
Throughout his tenure in professional baseball, Coakley managed fields from Pennsylvania down the east coast to South Carolina. During that time, he was honored with five Field of the Year awards in two different leagues. This was highlighted by winning both the AA Baseball Field of the Year and STMA Baseball Field of the Year awards in 2006 while with the Altoona Curve.
“Over the years, it has sometimes been a struggle to provide quality fields for the younger age groups. With DuraEdge as a foundation, it gives us a better tool to make safe, playable ballfields for the kids along with the professionals,” said Coakley.