Ashley Laramie has had a front-row seat to excellent general managing and coaching in her position as the assistant general manager of the North Shore Navigators of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League.
Laramie has worked closely with general manager Bill Terlecky and field managers Jeff Waldron and Jon Cahill on game operations and player personnel matters along with handling other key responsibilities such as finding host families for the Navigators’ players.
The Lynn resident has carried her own All-Conference softball playing experience from Lasell College and her administrative experience from the Navigators on to multiple roles at Fisher College in Boston.
Laramie is the new softball coach, assistant sports information director, and game operations manager at Fisher College, who competes in the National Association of Independent Athletics (NAIA) and plays its basketball, softball, and baseball home games in Lynn.
“I’ve already begun recruiting softball players for our program,” said Laramie, who played softball at Lynn Classical for coach Chris Warren. “I hope to attend some Lynn games in the spring as well. We have a lot of local players in the Fisher program.”
Laramie has named former Brandeis University softball player Marianne Specker as assistant softball coach. Laramie and Specker played against each other during their respective softball careers.
As game operations manager, she will be in charge of the administration of home sites for Fisher’s men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, baseball, and softball. Fisher uses the Fecteau-Leary School for basketball, Grace Rogato Field (Breed) for softball, and Fraser Field for baseball. The soccer teams play at Hormel Stadium in Medford.
“I’m very excited to start at Fisher,” said Laramie. “It’s the field I’ve always wanted to enter for a career. I love it.”
Laramie holds a Master’s degree in Sports Leadership from Northeastern University and a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management from Lasell College.
The news is good for the Navigators as Laramie will be able to return to the organization next summer as assistant GM.
“I’ll still be assistant GM and be involved in player personnel and getting players their new uniforms and things like that,” said Laramie.
Laramie said she was grateful to Bill Terlecky for his assistance and advice in her career. She said she also enjoyed working with Jon Cahill, who stepped down as Navs’ manager this week.