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Former BYU, MLB star Cory Snyder joins Orem Owlz front office

By Phillip Morgan daily Herald - | Feb 5, 2019

When a minor league baseball organization is looking for someone to take over as the Director of Public Relations, it’s a good idea to get someone who the public might recognize.

The Orem Owlz did just that with Cory Snyder.

On Tuesday, the Owlz announced that Snyder, a former Brigham Young University baseball player and nine-year major league veteran, would join the front office in Orem.

Snyder grew up in Southern California and moved to Utah after receiving a full baseball scholarship to BYU. While in Provo, he was a three time All-American, also receiving the 1982 NCAA Freshman of the Year award. He played for the USA in the 1983 Pan American Games in Venezuela and the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.

During his professional baseball career, Snyder played in over 1,000 games. He hit .247 with 149 home runs and 488 RBI.

In addition to Snyder, the Owlz announced that former Owlz Clubhouse Manager Connor Cude will assume the role of Director of Sales and Social Media.

“We are excited to have Cory and Connor as part of our Owlz Management team,” said Owlz Owner Jeff Katofsky. “Their addition will free current GM Rick Berry to take on his new role as Chief Operating Officer as the Owlz expand our involvement in community programs.”

The Owlz begin their 2019 season on June 14 as they welcome the Rocky Mountain Vibes.

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