Buffalo Bisons head groundskeeper Chad Laurie was named the International League Sports Turf Manager of the year in a vote by league managers and pitching coaches.
He is the first Bisons associate to be honored in the award’s 25 years of existence.
“It’s no secret the challenges we face with our constantly-changing weather in Western New York, but Chad always has our field looking great and in optimal playing condition,” said Mike Buczkowski, Vice President/General Manager of the Buffalo Bisons. The Bisons had only one game postponed because of weather in the 2016 season.
Laurie is a native of Louisville, Ky., and a graduate of the University of Kentucky. He joined the Bisons prior to the 2012 season.