A new staff will lead the Akron RubberDucks in the 2014 season, the Indians announced Thursday.
David Wallace, a former catcher for the Aeros, was named manager of the RubberDucks, becoming the team’s 15th manager since the franchise originated in Canton in 1989.
Wallace will be joined by hitting coach Rouglas Odor and pitching coach Jeff Harris, with the support staff, including trainer Jeremy Heller and strength and conditioning coach Jake Sankal.
Wallace is no stranger to the Indians’ farm system. He previously managed the Advanced Class-A Carolina Mudcats, the Mahoning Valley short-season club and the Lake County Captains.
Wallace played football and baseball at Vanderbilt University and played professional baseball for seven seasons, including three seasons with the Aeros.
University of Akron volleyball players Alex Cocklin, Jill Paluch and Kelsey Wilson earned Academic All-MAC Honorable Mention for the 2013 season.
Cocklin received honorable mention for the third consecutive season and maintains a 3.63 GPA, Paluch earned the award for the second consecutive season with a 3.67 GPA, and Wilson has a 3.86 GPA and earned her first MAC postseason honors.