President and General Manager Bob Wease
In 2022 Bob Wease enters his 32nd season as President and General Manager of the Harrisonburg Turks. Over those years, he has developed strong relationships with college coaches across the country and gained their respect and trust to continuously send their players to Harrisonburg every summer. He recruits from top-level DI head coaches that once played for the Turks.
Wease has been involved in the business world his entire life in the Harrisonburg community. He has owned and operated Wease Auto for the last 46 years. He has was active in coaching youth baseball and football teams through the Harrisonburg Recreation Department and he was also the assistant baseball coach for one year at Harrisonburg High School. He was a player-coach for many years in the local Rockingham County Baseball League. In 2012 Wease was inducted into the RCBL Hall of Fame. Wease is also in his 20th year as the head coach of the Harrisonburg Turks. He played in the Valley Baseball League with a number of different teams for 8 years. In 2016 Wease was inducted into the first class of the Valley Baseball League Hall of Fame as a player. Bob is married to Teresa Miller Wease. The couple has 5 children and 9 grandchildren.
Operations Manager Teresa Wease
For many years Teresa Wease was happy just being known as the Turks Team Mom. She and her children ran the concession stand and greeted the Turks fans making sure they enjoyed coming to the games. As the years went on and the demands of running the team expanded, Teresa’s participation also increased. Eventually, it was necessary to find a title for her. Considering the wide variety of tasks, being tagged the Operations Manager made sense since she worked to make sure all the gears of the well-oiled Turks organization worked together. She is responsible for advertising and marketing the team, selling sponsorships, scheduling special events, creating Friday Family Fun Nights, developing the partnership with the Massanutten Regional Library Summer Reading Program, all game-day operations, concessions, and merchandise stands. Teresa values and cherishes all the amazing friendships that she and Bob have made over the last 31 years with #TurksNation players, their families, and our wonderful fans. Her pride and joy are her children and grandchildren. Spending time with them is her favorite thing to do.
Voice of the Turks Curt Dudley
Curt Dudley, who was inducted into the Valley League Hall of Fame in 2021, has been
associated with the Harrisonburg Turks his entire professional career following graduation from Bridgewater College in 1983. That makes this summer his 40th summer with the organization.
A native of Norfolk, Virginia, Dudley first served as the official scorekeeper for the Turks a month after earning his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Bridgewater. He began his public address duties in 1986 when he shared the microphone with Mike Schikman, another voice of the valley. He became the primary public address voice of the Turks one year later and has held that role ever since. He also served the Valley League as its chief statistician for a
decade, helping the organization transition to the digital age with computer scorekeeping and an internet presence.
Dudley has worked in collegiate athletics since his first weeks on the Bridgewater campus in the fall of 1979. While a B.C. student, he was the sports information director for the Eagles, and
ultimately convinced college officials to hire him as the SID upon his graduation. It was not a full-time sports gig, however, as he split time as an admissions counselor. He moved full-time into the sports realm in the spring of 1988, becoming the SID for Coach Brad Babcock and the James Madison baseball Dukes five years after they had appeared in the College World Series. Dudley has worked with and covered every JMU sports program throughout the years as a reporter, publicist, historian, and since 2007 the video all-sports voice of the Dukes.
Dudley retired from full-time status at JMU in 2021 but remains actively involved in the sports information and production industry. He teaches a broadcasting class at JMU and works closely every semester with a group of students who aspire to work in the profession. He remains the video play-by-play voice of football, men’s, and women’s basketball and shares the role for other sports. As JMU moves to the Sun Belt Conference, those productions will be seen on ESPN+.
Dudley blends his years of knowledge and contacts into multiple methods of distributing information, with the goal of keeping fans, current students, and former Dukes engaged with the university. Some of those methods are also employed in keeping Turks fans informed. For Turks, Valley League, and other baseball notes, follow him on Twitter @TurkDudley_PA.
Dudley received the 2018 JMU Unseen Hero Award recognizing his work efforts and his dedication outside of the public spotlight. The Turks are blessed to have such a talented and committed friend in Curt!
Webcast Play-By-Play Broadcaster Shelton Moss
Shelton Moss returns to the broadcast microphone for the 2022 Turks season. Shelton most recently served as the Sports Information Director for Radford University baseball. A second-generation Hokie, he earned his degree in Sports Media and Analytics from Virginia Tech in 2021. He also built his broadcasting resume by calling Virginia Tech games for the student-driven 3304 Sports under the tutelage of broadcasting legend Bill Roth.
Shelton, born and raised, in Richmond Virginia, graduated from St. Christopher’s School. He considers himself a Twitter connoisseur and an advanced-numbers enjoyer. In his spare time, he is a diehard lover of D.C. sports.
We are pleased to have Shelton return to the Turks family and we look forward to a great season in the broadcast booth as he brings the action, sights, and sounds of the games into your living room to enjoy.
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