Boise Hawks President Todd Rahr resigns midseason

New Hawks owner Jeff Eiseman confirmed the announcement Tuesday, and said General Manager Bob Flannery will direct the club for the remainder of the season.

Flannery has 16 years of minor league baseball experience. He’s also worked in college athletics at the University of Massachusetts and the University of Nebraska Omaha.

Rahr spent 12 years with the Hawks organization, which this past offseason changed ownership and major-league affiliations (from the Cubs to the Rockies).

“First off, I want to thank Todd for all he has done and his many years of leading the Hawks,” Eiseman said in a press release. “During his 12-year tenure, Todd has put his heart and soul into this organization and the Boise Hawks would not be where they are today without him. We are grateful for all of his help since the ownership transition. Our success this season is in no small part because of Todd.”

Said Rahr: “It’s emotional for me to leave the Hawks, a place where I’ve spent so many great years and have shared so many great memories. The timing felt right for me to move on and spend more time with my family during the summers again. I want to thank the Boise Hawks organization, its fans and the city of Boise for showing us wonderful support over the years.”

Flannery was hired as the Hawks general manager in November after serving as the GM for two seasons with the Augusta (Georgia) GreenJackets (Giants South Atlantic League affiliate).

“I want to thank Todd for everything he’s done for the Hawks organization and also for the help and support he has given me in this transition,” Flannery said. “Our mission will remain the same and that is to provide a fun, affordable and family friendly atmosphere for all of our guests. Boise is a great baseball town, we will continue to build on what Todd has started and Boise will get our best efforts at creating a great baseball experience.”