Front Office Staff

Owner - Buddy Bengel


Operations Staff

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John McCormick

John McCormick is entering his second season with the Marlins after holding the Director of Media Relations and Broadcasting last summer. Prior to joining the Marlins staff, McCormick worked in the Coastal Plain League front office as a multimedia intern stationed in Morehead City. McCormick is recent, 2019, graduate of East Carolina University. While at ECU he worked as an assistant to the ECU Athletics Communications office as the sport’s information director (SID) for women’s basketball and tennis. He’s spent the last three years as the play-by-play broadcaster and coaches show host for the ECU Women’s Basketball team as well broadcasting the last two seasons of ECU softball. As a sophomore and junior at ECU, McCormick served as the student radio station, WZMB 91.3 FM Greenville, News and Sports Director where he was awarded the station MVP in both years. In 2016, McCormick broadcasted the National Junior College Athletic Association Baseball World Series in Kinston, N.C.

Taylor Chitwood

Taylor Chitwood is returning for his second summer with the Marlins, after serving as the Associate Director of Media Relations and Broadcasting last summer. Along with hopping on board with the Morehead City Marlins, Chitwood works with the athletic department at Ferrum College, where he is a rising junior. Starting his freshman year, he has served as the play-by-play broadcaster and coaches show host for the Ferrum College Men’s Basketball team as well as an assistant in the Sports Information Office on the campus at Ferrum College. Chitwood also broadcasted all USA South playoff games hosted at Ferrum, as well as the 2018 Old Dominion Athletic Conference baseball tournament in Lynchburg, VA.


Intern Staff 


Taylor Blackwell:  Taylor Blackwell is a rising senior at Georgia College & State University studying Mass Communication and Rhetoric. She is the director of media and marketing for the athletic department as well as an on-campus radio dj. She considers herself to be a hotdog connoisseur.

Miranda Glover:  Miranda Glover is a  rising junior at Chowan University studying Sport Management. She plays for their softball team and works in the Admissions office. Being a Swansboro native, she loves long walks on the beach. Sometimes people refer to her as the female Steph Curry.

Jordan A. Toney:  Jordan Toney is a continuing Senior at UNC Pembroke where he played baseball for his Junior and Senior seasons with a Regional appearance.  Before UNC Pembroke, Jordan spent three years at Pfeiffer University where he played baseball there as well. Jordan is majoring in Exercise Sport Science with a concentration in Recreation and Sport Administration.  Also minoring in Business Administration, Jordan plans to graduate at the end of the 2019 fall semester. Jordan has a Chocolate Lab and Blue Pitbull Mixed puppy named Bentley.




Aaron Grosskopf: Aaron, of Inside The Diamond Photograhphy, enters his second season as the official photographer of the Marlins.