After a stellar baseball career at Concord College in Athens, WV, Garrett Fahrmann coached for three years at his alma mater before leaving the field for the front office and his first stop as stadium operations manager for the Carolina League’s Potomac Cannons.
Originally from Latimer, Iowa, Fahrmann earned a Master’s in Sport Management from Slippery Rock University before climbing up the MiLB ranks. Fahrmann then went west to join the Fresno Grizzlies as Senior Vice President of Operations. At the time, the Grizzlies were the Triple-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants.
Following nearly six years in Fresno, opportunity arose for Garrett, this time back East - another 3,000-mile trek across the country.
With the best wishes of the Grizzlies staff, Fahrmann was to take the reins as Director of Operations for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. The IronPigs, whose logo was created by Brandiose - the creator of the Trash Pandas’ logos, are the Philadelphia Phillies’ Triple-A affiliate.
After four years in Lehigh Valley, Fahrmann went back out west for one season to Salt River Fields in Scottsdale, AZ, Spring Training home of the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks. From there, he headed back out west and was out of baseball, working as a real estate agent and for a property insurance company before the allure of the Trash Pandas got him back in the game. He began in Rocket City in July 2019 and was named General Manager in August.
With his strong baseball management background and outstanding business background, Garrett has the perfect combination to be the Trash Pandas first general manager. Garrett and his wife Natalie, make their home in Madison with daughters Riley (11) and Kinsley (9).