October 19, 2022 – Pioneer League (PL) – Missoula PaddleHeads Press Release
Missoula Paddle Heads Manager Michael Schlact
(Missoula Paddle Heads)
Missoula, Montana. – The Missoula PaddleHeads have officially announced the 2023 coaching staff! Manager Michael Schlact returns to Garden City after posting the highest winning percentage in all of professional baseball the past two seasons. The PaddleHeads have re-signed 2022 hitting coach Jeff Lyle, who was integral to the team’s success in 2022. New to the coaching staff, but not to the PaddleHeads, the new assistant coach 2023 Brandon Riley! Riley has been a leader in the clubhouse each of his last two seasons playing in Missoula!
“It’s really exciting to have Jeff return as batting coach in 2023. He was instrumental in the success we had last season and with so many players returning for next season, I know that the guys are in good hands as they continue to develop their skills and we’re off to a Pioneer League championship!” -Manager Michael Schlact on the importance of Jeff Lyle’s return in 2023.
“Welcoming Brandon Riley to the coaching staff is a really cool thing for us to announce. I’ve always respected his uncompromising style and selfless leadership as a player. It’s going to be fun to watch him use those same skills in as a coach. . I am very happy to see him grow in this role and we are delighted to be the launch pad for his new career path!” -Manager Michael Schlact on Brandon Riley joining the coaching staff.
The PaddleHeads offseason is officially in full swing, with player signings for the 2023 season on the horizon. Season tickets are available now starting at just $299! More information is available on our website at gopaddleheads.com or by visiting or calling the PaddleHeads Post (140 N Higgins – 406.543.3300).
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