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Sod Poodles' Wellman Named Manager of the Year

Phillip Wellman has been named the 2019 Texas League Manager of the Year.

According to information released this week, the Amarillo Sod Poodles’ manager Phillip Wellman was named Texas League Manager of the Year, marking the second time he has received the award since 2017. Pete Woodworth, coach for the Arkansas Travelers, was selected as the Mike Coolbaugh Coach of the Year. Both were selected from a vote of league managers, staff, and media.

Wellman is currently in his fourth season as a Double-A division baseball coach.

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