Brandon, MB — The Wheat City Whiskey Jacks of the Expedition League have named a new Head Coach to guide the team back onto Andrews Field for the 2021 Expedition League season.
Robby Laughlin, a native of Keosauqua, Iowa, is the new Head Coach of the Wheat City Whiskey Jacks. He’s currently a member of the coaching staff for the Dawson College Buccaneers (NJACC) in Glendive, Montana. This summer, Robby coached collegiate summer baseball in the Corn Belt league in Nebraska. He was Head Coach of the Omaha Red Raiders, guiding them to an impressive 16-5 record in a Coronavirus shortened season.
“Robby is a driven to win kind of guy, he’s a respected voice in the dugout and the clubhouse that our players and our fans will relate to” said Whiskey Jacks General Manager Ray Walker. On the announcement, Coach Laughlin was just as excited, “I’m so excited to come to Brandon and to the Expedition League, my mission is to develop the God-given talent of these young men that have a passion for the sport. At the same time, give Whiskey Jacks fans a team they’ll love to watch and cheer for as we compete for a championship” said Laughlin.
Robby Laughlin played college baseball at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, where he was a 4-year lettered athlete. After he graduated Laughlin was asked to join the college’s coaching staff, while he worked in admissions. His coaching career has seen stops in; Montana, Nebraska, Iowa, South Carolina, Florida, and now Brandon, Manitoba, CANADA.
Robby Laughlin currently resides in Glendive, Montana with his wife, Mariah.