(March 20, 2019) The opportunity to return to a place he loves was too good to pass up for STAA member Thaddeus Krzus. After serving as a broadcasting/media relations assistant for the Clearwater Threshers in 2014, Krzus is rejoining the organization as their No. 1.
“Clearwater would be a great opportunity for anybody in any aspect of the front office,” says Krzus. “They have tremendous leadership, and the people in the front office just click. They have too many people to count who have been there for at least five years – – some at about 20 or more – – so they really understand the community, which allows the team to thrive in the market.”
The Threshers job opened when Kirsten Karbach moved to Double-A Reading. Threshers GM Jason Adams contacted Krzus to gauge his interest in returning. “Jason informed me that they were looking for someone who had knowledge of the Florida State League,” says Krzus. “Since I had been in the league for three years, on top of having already worked for the Threshers back in 2014, it just made me a good fit for the organization.”
Since being the Threshers No. 2 in 2014, Krzus was the No. 2 with the Biloxi Shuckers in 2015 and 2016 before joining the Florida Fire Frogs as their No.1 each of the past two seasons.
Krzus admits that not getting the top spot in Biloxi when Chris Harris left at the end of 2017 was disappointing. “The world keeps spinning no matter how I feel,” says Krzus. “I just thought to myself, ‘Push through and maybe another opportunity will come up.’ That, and I have a pretty good support group that wouldn’t let me stay down for long. They do a pretty good job of picking my spirit up.”
Krzus has been an STAA member since 2015. “STAA has helped out in all aspects of broadcasting,” he says. “It’s helped me look for different jobs with the postings, it’s helped me look for assistants, there are helpful tips in the [weekly STAA Insider] emails, and it’s really helped whenever I compose cover letters and resumes with the critiques and template sheets.
“I would tell a new STAA member to use every link on the website to his/her advantage. There’s a wealth of information available.”
(Visit Thaddeus’ STAA Talent Page).