December 2013

SportsTurf provides current, practical and technical content on issues relevant to sports turf managers, including facilities managers. Most readers are athletic field managers from the professional level through parks and recreation, universities.

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F.O.Y. F i e l d o f t h e Ye a r PRE-GAME Prep Tiger Park, Louisiana State University Level of Submission: College Category of Submission: Softball Head Sports Turf Manager: Eric Harshman (now with University of Kentucky) Title: Assistant Sports Turf Manager Education: Bachelor's Degree in Marketing Experience: Started off in the golf industry in 2005. In 2007 started working 38 SportsTurf | December 2013 for the Louisville Bats. Spent one season on the game day staff, one season as seasonal full-time and two seasons as first assistant. In June, 2011 moved to Baton Rouge and became the assistant sports turf manager at LSU. Full-time staff: Matt Mitchusson, Caleb Hatcher Other crew to recognize: Paul Wedig, Jake Wilson Original construction: 2009 Turfgrass variety: Celebration bermudagrass Overseed: Perennial Ryegrass is applied to the playing field and grassed seating area beyond the outfield wall in late October at a rate of 14 lbs/1000. Drainage: Herringbone drainage system, 4" drain line, 15' off center.

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