Staff

 Jeremy Aagard

General Manager

Jeremy begins his 12th season with the SwampDogs in 2018, having originally joined the front office in November 2006. Jeremy was named the General Manager of the SwampDogs in August 2012. Before joining the SwampDogs, Jeremy was the Assistant GM of the Alexandria Beetles of the Northwoods League for two seasons. The Wadena, Minn. native graduated from Alexandria (Minn.) Technical College with a degree in Marketing and Sales Management, and from Northland Community Technical College (Minn.) with a degree in Radio/TV Broadcasting.  Jeremy’s main responsibility for the summer is overseeing ballpark operations, along with supervising seasonal interns. Jeremy and his wife Andrea, have one daughter, Alyvia.

jeremy@goswampdogs.com

Brittany Tschida

Assistant General Manager

Brittany begins her fifth season with the SwampDogs in 2018, her first as Assistant GM. She was previously a game night employee before becoming  a seasonal intern. Before joining the SwampDogs, the Fayetteville, NC native graduated from Chowan University (NC) with a BS in Sports Management with a concentration in Business Administration. She graduated in just over three years while playing volleyball for the Hawks. Brittany’s  responsibility for the summer is ensuring a safe, family friendly atmosphere each and every night.

brittany@goswampdogs.com

James Farren

Director of Group Sales

James Farren is the new Director of Group Sales for the Fayetteville SwampDogs. James is originally from Camden, NJ. He and his wife, Jamie, currently live in Hope Mills and have been married for 12 years. They have 3 boys and 3 girls, Joseph, Nicholas, Vinny, Michaela, Aubree and Bailee. James started with the SwampDogs in the ticket booth during the 2017 season. The 2018 season will be his first full time season with the Dogs. James enjoys attending his boys’ sporting events and cheering on his Philadelphia Eagles. James is also currently attending Fayetteville Tech Community College for Nursing. His main responsibility over the summer will be to make sure every fan entering The Swamp has an incredible time!

james@goswampdogs.com

Mike Richards, JR

Director of Corporate Ticket Sales

Mike Richards, JR is the new Director of Corporate Ticket Sales for the Fayetteville SwampDogs. Mike is originally from Fayetteville, NC and works at Goodyear when he’s not at The Swamp. Mike has been a fan of the SwampDogs since the inception of the team in 2001 and became a game night employee last season when his son began his duties as a bat boy for the team. He and his wife, Jennifer, have been married for 14 years. They have 3 children, Carter, Olivia and Grace. The 2018 season will be his first full time season with the Dogs. Mike can be found coaching youth soccer during the offseason. His main responsibility over the summer will be to make sure every Faynatic has a wonderful experience at The Swamp!

Mike@goswampdogs.com

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Instigator of Fun

Lew has been instigating fun at “The Swamp” since the 2005 season.  His main responsibility for the summer is to ensure that every fan entering the ballpark has a fun, memorable experience.


Matt Hollod 

Head Coach 

Hollod will return as head coach for his second season in 2018. He guided the SwampDogs to a 1st half East Division Championship and playoff berth in his first season, earning a 32-22 record. Hollod currently serves as the pitching coach for Riverside City College Tigers in Riverside, Ca. Prior to Riverside, Hollod served as the Director of Baseball Operations for the California State University at Northridge (CSUN) Matadors for the 2015-16 season. Before his hiring at CSUN, he was the head coach for Wilkes University Colonels, a Division III program located in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Hollod was at the helm of the Colonel program from 2013 to 2015. Before arriving at Wilkes, he served as the associate head baseball coach for the DeSales University Bulldogs in Center Valley, PA. Hollod was the associate head coach at Southern Utah University in 2010 after a stint with Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. He began his coaching career spending six seasons with the University of Portland. This is not his first stint in collegiate summer baseball. He handled head coaching duties for the Willmar Stingers of the Northwoods League from 2010 to 2013. Matt and his wife, Tra-My, are new parents to their daughter, Amelia.