Staten Island, March 21--The Staten Island Yankees, Single-A affiliate of the 26-time World Champion New York Yankees, have named Dave Jorn to lead the 2000 New York-Penn League Champions.
Jorn moves east after spending last summer managing the South Bend Silver Hawks of the Mid-West League. Before managing, Jorn spent 18 years coaching. He began his coaching career as a Pitching Coach for the University of Arkansas in 1983. He continued as a Pitching Coach for Minor League affiliates of the Mets and Arizona Diamondbacks. Speaking of the upcoming season, Jorn said, "We'll be working with young guys who will be learning what the Yankees are all about."
Former New York Yankee and Met Pitcher Neil Allen join the SI Yanks as Pitching Coach. Allen had 434 Major League appearances with 75 saves to his credit. Kevin Higgins reprises his role as Hitting Coach with the Baby Bombers. Higgins earned Manager of the Year honors in 1996 at the helm of the Vermont Expos of the New York-Penn League.