Press Release Greek Baseball Federation
The Greek Baseball Federation (HABF) hereby announces the signing of Mauro Mazzotti as the new Manager of the Greek National Baseball Team. His first big tournament at the helm of our team is going to be the 2016 European Championship in September that will take place in Hoofdoorp, Netherlands.
Greece is playing in Group B with Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, and Croatia.
Mr. Mazzotti has played and coached in Italy and brings with him many years of coaching and managerial experience at the highest of levels. Born on December 12, 1959 in the town of Cesena, Italy, he was the first coach in Italian baseball history to win 4 Italian titles with 3 different teams including Rimini in 1999, Bologna in 2003 & 2005, and Grosseto in 2007.
Since 2009 he was the Manager for the Spanish National Team and managed them for the 2009 Baseball World Cup, 2010 European Championship, 2012 European Championship, 2013 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers (in which he led the team to a spot in the Classic), 2013 World Baseball Classic and the 2014 European Championship.
He has also worked in the past as a Scout for the Seattle Mariners and the Houston Astros. Currently, he is the European Scouting Consultant for the Baltimore Orioles.
The Greek Baseball Federation and the Team’s players are very much looking forward to work with Mr. Mazzotti.
Photo: Mauro Mazzotti receiving the Coach of the Year Award by the European Baseball Coaches Association