Tufo returns to “The Swamp” for his first season as manager, after spending two seasons as an assistant from 2011-2012, where he served as the first base coach, specializing in infielders and outfielders. He is also the Director of Baseball Operations at Santa Clara University, in Santa Clara, Calif., and has experience as a collegiate player at Willamette University from 2006-2009. In 2012 Tufo filled in as the interim manager for the ‘Dogs, leading them to an 18-10 record, earning him a spot on the Coastal Plain League’s American All-Star Team coaching staff. Tufo spent last summer as the manager of the Forest City Owls of the CPL West.
“I’m very excited to be returning to ‘The Swamp,'” said Tufo. “The fans, the front office, everything associated with the organization made wanting to come back an easy decision.”