ADELAIDE, 5 August - The SA Power Networks Adelaide Bite in partnership with the South Australian Baseball League is pleased to announce that Charlie Aliano has been named as the Head Coach for season 2013/14 ABL season.
Aliano comes to the Bite with a wealth of experience in professional baseball and will provide the Bite with an injection of knowledge and enthusiasm for the year ahead. His appointment comes after the culmination of an extensive review, application and interview process that saw dozens of applications for the Adelaide top job.
Aliano, who is currently working for the Houston Astros, will arrive in the country in early October, but will begin his stewardship immediately.
"I am honoured and excited to be given the opportunity to lead the Bite", Aliano said.
"Obviously my number one goal is to bring an ABL championship to Adelaide, but I am equally excited to work closely with the local staff and baseball community on uniting the state and developing the game at all levels."
Adelaide Bite General manager, Nathan Davison, said the competition for the top job was very close, but that ultimately it was Aliano's passion and drive that stood out.
"We are very excited by what Charlie brings to the table," Davison said.
"He is a very well rounded baseball guy who will bring enthusiasm and expertise and will fit right into the environment we are creating throughout all of baseball in South Australia,
"Ultimately the Adelaide Bite Board felt this appointment was the right move as we lead into what promises to be the most exciting time in the history of baseball in this country"
The change will see Aliano replace outgoing Head Coach, Tony Harris who ends his three year tenure in the role.
"The Adelaide Bite would like to formally thank Tony for his service to the club in our formative years," Davison said.
"His legacy and expertise will carry on, through his dedication to development and a playing style that will live on through the players in our system."