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North Central alumnus Curtis Haug named GM of Kane County Cougars

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Oct. 5, 2011—Curtis Haug, a 1992 North Central College graduate, has been named general manager of the Kane County Cougars.

Haug has worked for the Cougars for the past 18 years and has been assistant general manager for the past 13 years.

“Curtis has continuously demonstrated leadership qualities throughout his tenure with the Cougars and is a communications-oriented individual through his relationships with fans, clients and staff,” Cougars managing partner Mike Woleben said in a story posted on Minor League Baseball’s official website.

The Cougars are a minor affiliate of the Kansas City Royals. The team moved to Geneva in Kane County in 1991 from Wisconsin and previously has been affiliated with the Baltimore Orioles, Florida Marlins and Oakland Athletics. More than 100 former Cougars have played for Major League Baseball teams, including Rookie of the Year winners and World Series champions.

Prior to joining the Cougars in 1993, Haug spent three seasons with the Charleston Wheelers in South Carolina. Haug played collegiate baseball at Florida Southern College for three years prior to graduating from North Central College with a degree in management. He attended Naperville Central High School.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity, and thankful to the great staff that I have been a part of since beginning with the Cougars in 1993,” Haug said. “As a staff, we look forward to continuing our philosophy of delivering affordable family-friendly entertainment to Chicagoland.”