The Martinsville Mustangs are pleased to name Ruthanne Duffy the franchise's new general manager.
"We are thrilled to have Ruthanne at the helm of the Mustangs and look forward to seeing the impact her passion, experience, and leadership will have on the Mustangs organization and the community of Martinsville-Henry County," said CPL Director of Operations and Sponsorships Catherine Roth Heddinger.
Duffy, a Craig County, VA native, has strong ties to the Mustangs and Coastal Plain League. She spent the 2018 season as the team's Assistant General Manager, helping with operations, sales, and community relations. Her husband, Matt Duffy, played two seasons with the Mustangs and spent three summers (2011-13) as head coach in Martinsville.
A graduate of the University of Virginia's College at Wise, Duffy played volleyball and received a degree in Physical Education with a concentration in Sports Management in 2010. She has since coached volleyball for the past seven years, previously working as a Career Coach at nearby Patrick Henry Community College. Duffy is currently in her fifth season as head volleyball coach at Ferrum College, where she has been a member of the Ferrum athletic staff since August 2012.
"I can't imagine coming into a better opportunity by being able to come back to the Martinsville Mustangs for another season and to a community I have been a part of for many years," said Duffy. "I want to thank Commissioner Justin Sellers, Catherine Roth Heddinger, the Coastal Plain League, and the Martinsville Mustangs for entrusting me with this opportunity. I am excited to get back to work with our season ticket holders, community partners, host families, and fans to continue to offer an organization that the community can be proud of."
Duffy and her husband reside in Bassett, VA with their son Eli.
About the CPL:
The Coastal Plain League is the nation's premier summer collegiate baseball league. Heading into its 23rd season in 2019, the CPL features 16 franchises playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. To date, the CPL has had over 1,450 alumni drafted and 118 alums – including 2017 ALCS MVP, 2017 World Series champion, 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young award winner Justin Verlander, as well as 2017 NLCS MVP Chris Taylor – make their Major League debut. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at www.coastalplain.com, and be sure to follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat @CPLBaseball.