Following the departure of Billy Maroon, the Philadelphia Spinners announced they have selected Rusty May as the team’s new Operations Manager.
Having operated under different leadership in each of their three seasons of play, the Spinners are thrilled to welcome Rusty May to the organization prior to the 2016 Major League Ultimate Season. While new to the Philadelphia area, May has been a fixture of the MLU from the league’s beginnings, previously heading up operations for the San Francisco Dogfish.
During his time with the Dogfish, May kept all aspects of the Dogfish organization running smoothly, and was particularly exceptional at increasing the team’s role in the local community. The chance to continue spreading ultimate in a new community is part of what May says enticed him about working with the Spinners.
“I’ve been with the MLU since the inception and everything I’ve heard about the Spinners is that the players are bought in and are willing to share the gift of Ultimate any chance they get, which makes me really excited about working for this team.” said May.
The Spinners are coming off their most successful season to date, going 6-4 enroute to their first playoff appearance. With a solid core of players returning for 2016, the Spinners are excited at the addition of an experienced manager in May to go along with their new head coach, Darryl Stanley.
Despite his consistent involvement since MLU’s beginnings, May is a relative newcomer to the ultimate community, but he plans to work towards developing a strong relationship with the ultimate fans new and old in the Philadelphia area.
“I come from a non-ultimate sports background so I don’t really have an impression of the local scene or any differences between East and West Ultimate culture in general, but what I do know is an amazing sport when I see it and I feel so unbelievably lucky to be a part of the MLU, East or West. ”
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