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CCBL Personnel

Cape League Personnel

Chuck Sturtevant Chuck Sturtevant
President

     Chuck Sturtevant starts his 30th year in the league as our new President.  Chuck started in 1987 with the Falmouth Commodores as President. In 1989 to 2006 he served as the General Manager and Treasurer. Chuck then served four years as a Vice President with the league where he was involved in the All Star games at Fenway Park.  Chuck then moved over to Bourne where he was the Treasurer for 2 years and General Manager for 4 years.
     During his years he has been a member of the League Executive Board. He has been a member of the Finance Committee and the Hall of Fame Committee. Chuck was the first recipient of the of the Dick Sullivan Executive of the Year award in 2006. He also has been named the John Wylde General Manager of the Year Award in both 2014 and 2015. He brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the league to his new position. Chuck and his wife Rose reside in Mashpee. He is a graduate of Northeastern University and is the Controller of Teledyne Test Services in Marion Mass.

Paul Galop Paul Galop
Commissioner

     Paul Galop first joined the Chatham Athletic Association in 1980 as a volunteer. He eventually moved into a Director position while coordinating the Chatham A’s souvenir book. In 1987, Galop and his family relocated to Lebanon, NH where his 27 year banking career began. The Galop family later returned to Cape Cod in 1989 and the family’s involvement with the Chatham A’s became reignited a couple of years later.
     The Galop’s first became house parents in 1994 and Paul became the Chatham Athletic Association Treasurer in 1995, then President in 1996. It was truly a family affair as his wife Laurie coordinated housing and jobs for the players, while daughter Kate ran the hugely successful merchandise operation and son Pete went from the dugout as a batboy to spending many hours working in the food concession during Chatham A’s games. The Galop family was a Chatham A’s host family for 12 years hosting over three dozen players and interns.
     After many years with the Chatham franchise serving as Treasurer and President for numerous terms, representing the Chatham A’s as the Executive Committee voting member to the Cape Cod Baseball League annually, spending over 10 years behind the microphone as the PA announcer at all Chatham A’s home games when in-between music was first offered and serving as an Honorary Director, Paul was elected Commissioner of the Cape Cod Baseball League in October 2003, a position he still holds today.
     A graduate of Indiana University (bachelor’s) and Duquesne University (master’s), Paul’s favorite quote is “there would not be a Cape Cod Baseball League without the incredible financial support and endless hours provided by the volunteers league-wide. It is that simple”. Galop thoroughly enjoys his daily interaction with the players, coaches and administrators and has always felt blessed to be entrusted with the position of Commissioner. “I try to be consistent and fair and would not be able to participate to this extent without the incredible support of my family”. A retired banker, Galop has been married to his hometown (Whippany, NJ) wife of over 35 years, Laurie, a retired school teacher who still spends some time in elementary education. His daughter Kate lives on Cape with her husband John and Paul’s son Peter lives in South Boston with his wife Kristin and the Galop’s first granddaughter Tessa.

Bill Bussiere Bill Bussiere
Senior Vice President, Director of Corporate Development & Deputy Commissioner

     Bill Bussiere has been involved with the Cape League for over 20 years. He is currently Director of Corporate Development, vice president and deputy commissioner. Some of Bill’s duties include being chairman of the all-star game committee, schedule committee, and supervising the newly formed major league baseball scout liaisons.
     Bill started as a volunteer for the Hyannis Athletic Association in the early 1990’s with his wife Maura and son Will. It was truly a family affair, with Maura running the merchandise booth, Will becoming Webmaster for the team and a scorer for The CCBL, and Annie doing whatever she could to avoid baseball. Bill had many roles with the then Harbor Hawks, including President and General Manager. Bill was the 2011 inaugural winner of the John Wylde General Manager of the Year Award.

Tom Gay Tom Gay
Vice President

      Thomas P. Gay, Esq. was first elected the President and General Manager of the Wareham Gatemen in October of 2009. He continues as President and CEO of the Gatemen and has been a member of the CCBL Executive Committee since 2009.  A native of Taunton, Mass., he is a graduate of Salem State College and Suffolk University Law School. He is a partner in the law firm of Gay & Gay, PC in Taunton, where he has practiced law for over 40 years.
     Tom spent many years as the director of the Town of Marion Little League, Commissioner of the Southcoast Youth Baseball Alliance and President of the Gateway Babe Ruth League, all the while coaching two or three teams each year.  Through these organizations and as a host family with the Gatemen since 1997, Tom established a relationship with Wareham long-time President/GM John Wylde.  In 2006 Tom joined the Gatemen organization as the Asst. GM assisting John in a multitude of duties in anticipation of becoming the next GM of the Wareham Gatemen.  Tom helped recruit players and hire coaches.  He attended CCBL meetings with John, getting to know the operation of the Cape League and the Wareham Gatemen.  In 2009, John Wylde officially resigned, asking Tom to take his seat.  Tom has established a strong relationship with college coaches throughout the country and actively communicates off season with each player prior to their arrival for the season
     A past Assistant District Attorney for Bristol County,  he was selected to be one of the prosecutors in the re-enactment of the trial of Lizzie Borden before the Bristol County Superior Court in November 2009. He has been the recipient of several awards recognizing his efforts on behalf of the youth of the Wareham/Marion communities, including the 2008 Massachusetts Bar Association Community Service Award and the 2011 Lowell Spinners “Greg Montalbano Award” presented to a local baseball ambassador who has gone above and beyond being a leader in the community and in the game of baseball.  He was the recipient of the CCBL Executive of the Year in 2012 in recognition of his work directing the Gatemen to the 2012 Championship.
 

Kim Wolfe Kim Wolfe
Secretary

     Kim Wolfe housed Cape Cod Baseball League players for eight summers and was the Hyannis team secretary for more than a decade. She also has served as secretary of the league. Wolfe, not knowing much about the sport herself, made it a point to house two players at a time so they could talk baseball with each other. Wolfe’s full time job is in the Accounting department of Rogers & Gray Insurance, where she’s been for 22 years.
      Wolfe started her volunteering with Big Brothers/Big Sisters. She was a "big sister" for 13 years, mentoring four "little sisters" during that time. She took a position on the group's board, and for the next 26 years, she served in a variety of roles. For many years, she ran fundraising bowl-a-thons and auctions, and assisted with golf tournaments and other events.
      Originally from Westboro, Wolfe grew up vacationing in Barnstable. She said that when she decided to move to Cape Cod full time, she didn't know many people in the community, "so why not volunteer?" Wolfe also remembers being inspired by the director of the Cape Cod Times Needy Fund at a 1985 discussion about volunteering.

John Garner John Garner
Director of Broadcasting

     John Garner has served as Director of Broadcasting for the Cape League since 2000.  For more than 15 years, he served as Director of Public Relations before stepping down in September of 2016. He is liaison for television, radio and internet broadcasts. John is a 1977 graduate of Plymouth State University where he majored in history and geography, played on the men’s basketball team and is a member of its hall of fame. He was assistant commissioner of the ECAC for 13 years and is currently a single copy circulation manager and contributing sports writer for the Cape Cod Times. Garner is vice chairman of the CCBL Hall of Fame Committee and chair of the league’s broadcast committee.

Jim McGonigle Jim McGonigle
Director of Communications

     Jim McGonigle has served as a dedicated volunteer to the Harwich Mariners and Cape Cod Baseball League for over 25 years. The affable McGonigle created the inaugural version of the CCBL web-site and has served as the league’s director of communications since 1991, creating a centralized telephone contact for the CCBL in the mid-1980’s that still exists today. “When I got involved, there was no way anyone could contact CCBL directly,” said McGonigle. “I had a business line and just told the telephone company to add Cape Cod Baseball League. The phone started ringing on Day 1 and continues to do so year 'round.”
      McGonigle has been Mariners’ treasurer since 1994 and handled other duties including vice president, director of the Harwich Athletics Association and CCBL Director. He served as Harwich general manager in 1984-85 and 1990-92. He enjoyed CCBL championships with Harwich in 1983, 1987, 2008 and 2011.He spearheaded the 36-foot scoreboard and message center project at Whitehouse Field in 1998, the dugout project in 2002 and the installation and funding of the field lights in 2009. In 2010, Jim was presented with the coveted Fred Ebbett Lifetime Achievement Award given to a significant franchise volunteer was named after former CCBL Commissioner and Harwich baseball coach Fred Ebbett in 2003 in recognition of his unparalleled contribution to the CCBL.

Sol Yas Sol Yas
Director of Officiating and Senior Deputy Commissioner

     Sol Yas has been involved for 20 years in the Cape League, first as GM of the Brewster Whitecaps for seven years and since 2001, as senior deputy commissioner and director of officiating.
     Yas was recipient of the Richard Sullivan Executive of the Year Award in 2009 and some of his favorite memories as GM are the relationships with hundreds of players, including Sean Casey and Bobby Kielty, who he inducted into the CCBL Hall of Fame. A highlight each summer is overseeing the Home Run Hitting Contest at the CCBL All-Star Game.
     Yas has participated in men’s senior league baseball, including Rhode Island Senior Baseball League and elected to its Hall of Fame in 2011. He’s been a participant in the LA Dodgers Adult Baseball Camp, and inducted into its Hall of Fame in 1994. He’s been an umpire for High School, Babe Ruth, AAU and Little Leagues.
     Sol was born in Montreal, Quebec, but grew up in Brookline, MA, where he played on the baseball team for Brookline HS. He graduated from UMass-Amherst, and received a Master’s in Business Administration from Boston College. He raised his family in Sharon, MA and currently resides in North Easton, MA, with his wife of 47 years, Susan, an attorney. They’ve raised three sons and have daughters-in-law, three grandsons and two granddaughters. They are involved with Autism Speaks, and helped volunteer at the New England Center for Children, raising $50,000.

Mike Carrier Mike Carrier
Deputy Commissioner

      Mike Carrier has been named Deputy Commissioner of the Cape Cod Baseball League, replacing Jim McNally, who passed away tragically last summer. As Deputy Commissioner, Carrier will oversee the five teams in the CCBL’s West Division including Bourne, Cotuit, Falmouth, Hyannis and Wareham. Attending games, he will monitor coaches and player’s conduct, umpires performances, field conditions and other assignments as requested by CCBL Commissioner Paul Galop and Senior Deputy Commissioner Sol Yas.
      Carrier is currently athletics director, varsity softball coach and plumbing instructor for Upper Cape Regional Technical High School and a veteran of the U.S. Navy/Naval Reserve, in which he served from 1983-2006. He served as general manager of the Bourne Braves from 2004-2011, on the Braves Board of Directors from 2002-2011 and a host family member from 2001-2011. During his tenure as GM, the Braves captured their first Cape League championship in 2009 and in 2010 won the prestigious Commissioner’s Cup, awarded to the team that demonstrates the highest level of integrity and professionalism on and off the field.”

Peter Hall Peter Hall
Deputy Commissioner

     Peter Hall is a 1969 graduate of Harvard University and was a member of Harvard's undefeated football team of 1968. He was named a member of the Coaches All Ivy League Team as a defensive end. Mr. Hall is a former 30 year veteran umpire in the CCBL. In 2004 he was the Curly Clement Umpire of the Year Award winner. He is a past president of the College Baseball Umpires Association of New England (CBUA-NE). He also is a volunteer football coach for Monomoy High School. Mr. Hall and his wife Mary Ann are happily retired and live in Chatham.

Chris Thoms Chris Thoms
Head Statistician & Supervisor of Scorers

     Chris Thoms has been part of the Cape League since 1996. He began as a scoreboard operator for the Chatham A's, became an official scorer in 1999, and became the League Statistician and Official Scoring Supervisor in 2009. His responsibilities include training all official scorers and maintaining the accuracy of all league statistics, rosters, and schedules.
     Chris graduated from Bowdoin College, where he earned a mathematics degree and was a member of the men's soccer and track and field teams. He was awarded his Master's degree in statistics from the University of Massachusetts. Currently, Chris works as a Data Analyst for Zynga, the maker of Words with Friends and Farmville, in San Francisco, CA. He also is an official scorer for Major League Baseball in the Bay Area, scoring select home games for the San Francisco Giants and Oakland A's since 2013.

Steve Wilson Steve Wilson
Treasurer

     Steve Wilson has served as the Cape League treasurer since 1986. He has worked on the Cape League website since 1998. Steve moved to the Cape in 1974 to work in the Harwich Public Schools. He retired in June 2013 after 39 years working within a variety of positions: School Psychologist, Director of Technology and baseball Head Coach Harwich High School / Monomoy Regional High School.