SABR member Justine Siegal joins Normal Cornbelters coaching staff

From Ballpark Digest on August 11, 2016, with mention of SABR member Justine Siegal:

Justine Siegal is joining the coaching staff of the Normal CornBelters (independent; Frontier League). This will make Siegal the first woman to coach a Frontier League team.  

She officially will be presented to fans and the news media on Friday, August 12th at 12:00 noon at the CornBelters’ offices, 1000 W. Raab Rd in Normal, IL.

Siegal, who has a PhD in Sport and Exercise Psychology, will be available for all questions and interviews.

“We are excited to have Justine as a permanent member of our coaching staff as we make our playoff push,” team president Steve Malliet said. “Her years of baseball knowledge are a perfect complement to Brooks Carey and his staff of great coaches.”

Last September, Siegal spent two weeks with the Oakland A’s in the instructional league; throwing BP, leading classroom exercises for the players and undertaking various other coaching responsibilities.

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Originally published: August 15, 2016. Last Updated: August 15, 2016.