ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The 2011 Alaska Baseball League champion Peninsula Oilers made new hires in leadership positions on Monday, with the naming of James Clark as general manager and John Stevens as head coach for the 2012 season.
Both men are promoted from within the organization. Clark has served on the Oilers' board of directors for several years and has also served as president/chief executive officer for the Kenai Peninsula Boys & Girls Club. Clark replaces Shawn Maltby, who left the franchise following the 2011 season to become the GM of the Anchorage Bucs.
Stevens takes over head coaching duties following one season as Oilers hitting coach. He replaces Dennis Machado, who will not be returning to the Oilers next summer and has recently taken a job as pitching coach at Cal-State Northridge.
Kenai won the ABL title in 2011 with a league record of 24-12 and finished second at the National Baseball Congress World Series.