Management Team Returning For 2022
The Hamilton Cardinals Ownership Group is pleased to announce the return of the management team for the 2022 Season led by General Manager Jeff Lounsbury, Assistant GM Larry Wood and Coach Dean Castelli.
“We look forward to having a competitive team with great results leading to a challenge for the League Championship. We know the players look forward to returning for the new season and share our vision.
We have great confidence in Jeff, Larry and Dean and know that they want to win! “Dennis Concordia, President, Treasurer Hamilton Cardinals Community Ownership Group.
This is Lounsbury’s 4th year as GM of the Hamilton Cardinals “ I am so happy to be back for another season. I truly feel that we are close and I look forward to continuing to building a winning team here in Hamilton. We were right there after 2019, and a lot has happened in the world since the end of that season. At the end of the day, 2021 was a success in some ways with us being able to field a team and play a season safely for our players, fans, volunteers and ownership. To see everyone at the park again amongst all the unknowns was very rewarding. But, after a strong start we did not have enough to keep up with the other teams. It’s time to get back to that mentality and start working on a championship team”.
Larry Wood, Hamilton’s long time “jack of all trades” returns to assist Lounsbury and resumes his role as Assistant General Manager. " I am excited to be back and I would like to thank Jeff and the ownership Group for letting me part of what we are trying to build in Hamilton".
The first order of business of the Cardinals GM was to hire 2018 and 2019 coach of the year Dean Castelli. “Dean has been the backbone of the team for so many years. His commitment to the Hamilton Cardinals and his understanding of the IBL player is key for helping us build a winner. He deserves the opportunity to continue and move forward in 2022. My goal now is to give him the tools to succeed. I am also happy to announce that former Hamilton player Chris Piano will also be returning as an assistant coach for 2022.”
Upon signing for 2022 Castelli stated “ I’m very excited to be back. I am looking forward to building a championship caliber team and bringing a long waited championship to Hamilton.”
Preparations for the 2022 season are now set to begin. Stay tuned for player signings, Season ticket information and more 2022 news!!