December 17, 2015



Kokomo, IN- December 17, 2015-The Kokomo Jackrabbits have announced that Matt Howard will be returning as the Field Manager for the 2016 season. Howard took over the position of interim manager on July 2nd of last season after the termination of Greg Van Horn, the Jackrabbits inaugural Field Manager. Under Howard’s guidance, the Jackrabbits had a win/loss record of 14 wins and 15 losses and were one game out of the playoffs. The Jackrabbits finished 30-30 overall and in 2nd place in their inaugural season.

“I would like to thank MKE Sports and Entertainment for inviting me back for a full season as Manager. Kokomo is a very special community and I am lucky to be a part of it. Our roster has come together very quickly and I think Kokomo will really enjoy watching these guys play. This community deserves a winner and I have done my very best to put a winning team together for this upcoming summer. I am looking forward to getting back on the field and seeing Jackrabbits fans at the ballpark and around town!”, stated Howard.

“Matt’s return to Kokomo gives us great confidence heading into this season. We have a roster packed with elite talent from around the country. He carries himself on the field like a Big League manager and that is what we want with our franchise. That confidence will carry over to our players who are here trying to be just that, big leaguers. With Matt leading the way this season, we feel a championship is within reach.” said Dan Kuenzi, Senior Vice President of Operations for MKE Sports and Entertainment, LLC, owners of the Jackrabbits.

The Jackrabbits open their season May 27th as the new Prospect League team from Lisle, Illinois visits Kokomo Municipal Stadium. For more information on the team or to buy season or 7 game pack tickets which are on sale now, please visit www.kokomojackrabbits.com or call 414-224-9283.

Prospect League

The Prospect League was founded in 1963 – known as The Central Illinois Collegiate League until merging in 2009 – and is one of the longest continuously operating, independent, summer collegiate baseball leagues in the country. With the addition of Lafayette, IN the Prospect League will have 12 teams competing in a six state region: Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Visit ProspectLeague.com for more information.

MKE Sports & Entertainment
MKE Sports & Entertainment owns and operates professional sports teams, sports complexes, and other entertainment entities in the Midwest including The Rock Sports Complex in Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Wave Professional Soccer Team playing in the Major Arena Soccer League, the Kokomo Jackrabbits Baseball team (Kokomo, Indiana) and a to be named PDL soccer franchise in Kokomo, and the Jamestown Jammers of the Perfect Game League. For even more information about MKE Sports & Entertainment and everything we do visit 


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