Brooks Carey – Field Manager, New Jersey
The 2015 Frontier League Manager of the Year, Brooks Carey joins the Jackals for his second managerial job and his 11th season in professional baseball. In five seasons as the Normal Cornbelters’ skipper, Carey posted a 248-230 record. His biggest success came in 2015, when Normal was 26 games over .500 and earned its first playoff berth as champion of the West Division. The award-winning season marked a 12.5-game improvement from 2014.
Prior to Normal, Carey’s coaching history began in the Can-Am League. In 2008, Carey got his first taste of coaching pro ball as the pitching coach for the Sussex Skyhawks. Carey’s first season turned out to be a rousing success, as he and skipper Hal Lanier guided the Skyhawks to the Can-Am League championship.
Carey served again as the Skyhawks’ pitching coach in 2009 before moving with Lanier to Normal and serving as the CornBelters’ pitching coach from 2010-11. Carey then left Normal and Lanier in 2012 to become the pitching coach for the Frontier League’s Evansville Otters.