Dirtbags Land TIM Esmay as its new gm & executive director


For Immediate Release Sunday, January 19th, 2020


Scottsdale –Scottsdale Dirtbags President Eric Carlson announced the hiring of Tim Esmay as the Clubs new General Manager and Executive Director effective immediately. In his new role, Mr. Esmay will have responsibility for the Club’s daily operations including player development, college recruiting, execution of the Club’s long-term growth strategy, management of the Clubs 12,500 square feet training facility, and building out the Club’s High School age program.  Mr. Esmay will assume all responsibilities from the Club’s current Director of Baseball Operations Paul Chavez. Tim Esmay, a native of Arizona, joins the Dirtbags after spending the last five years in the Chicago White Sox organization in various player development and coaching roles. Before that, Tim was a Pac-10 Coach of the Year at Arizona State where he won over 201 games over five years and lead the Sun Devils to a 2010 College World Series, two NCAA Super Regionals and four NCAA Regional appearances. Prior to ASU, Tim was the head coach at the University of Utah from 1997 to 2004, winning a WAC title and WAC Coach of the Year hon­ors in 1997. In eight seasons at Utah he won over 213 games.

“We are very excited to have a someone with Tim’s background and enthusiasm for the game joining the program. We have been looking for the right person to fill this role as our Club continues to expand its influence in the Arizona baseball community. We knew we needed someone who understood how to do things the right way and could help us take the next steps as a Club towards becoming one of the top player development organizations in the country. Tim played and managed the game the right way. He is well respected in the baseball community and is a great cultural fit. I knew the moment we met that he was the man for the job,” said Paul Chavez. “The growth of the program into the older age divisions will necessitate our Club to find coaches who share our passion for player development. Tim knows where these kids want to go and how to get there. With Tim’s network in the greater baseball community, any college prospect would be in good hands playing for the Dirtbags,” says Eric Carlson, Club President.

Coaches, parents and players that are interested in learning more about the Scottsdale Dirtbags and how they can join Arizona’s largest youth baseball club can reach us at info@scottsdaledirtbags.com. Tim Esmay can be reached at timesmay@scottsdaledirtbags.com.

Scottsdale Dirtbags Baseball is a 501c(3) non-profit youth sports organization serving Arizona’s youth since 2008. The Dirtbags are headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona with a membership representing the entire Phoenix area. Teams at various levels and ages learn the game of baseball the Dirtbags way which emphasizes sound fundamentals, discipline, and a respect for the game. To learn more about the Dirtbags go to Scottsdaledirtbags.com or follow us on Facebook and Instagram. 

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The Scottsdale Dirtbags is a premier program dedicated to the development of young men in both baseball and life. This edition of the program began in 2013, but we are based on the Long Beach State Dirtbag philosophy, which was formulated in the late 1980’s.

We reward both effort and attitude and demand our players respect their opponents, the umpires, and the game in general.

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