The hardworking people that bring this team together to work efficiently.
Adam Stowe has been with the Blues since 2010 as the Director of Sales, and took over as General Manager in 2012. He was born in SLO’s General Hospital. Graduated first from Morro Bay High School and later from Cal Poly with a degree in Business. Adam’s first business interaction with the Blues came while working with Ultrex Business Products as the Director of Marking. He constructed the Ultrex Ox which now grazes in left-center field each season. The Stowe Family purchased the SLO Blues in 2016 and can be found at most Blues games welcoming fans and cheering on the team!
Marianne Stowe is the volunteer Blues Host Family Coordinator. She has spent many years matching our “out of town” Blues players with generous families in our county who are known for their hospitality. She says the best part of her job is knowing that many host families maintain relationships with their players for many years after the they have played with the Blues. Marianne, a retired RN/Chaplin, and her husband Keith have been residents of San Luis Obispo county for over 45 years.
Ted was born in Southern California and raised in Oakhurst, California where he attended Yosemite High School. Ted was a 3 sport athlete and a member of the D4 State Championship prior to graduating in 1994.
Without a D1 scholarship offer, but a desire to continue playing baseball, he went to Fresno City College for 2 seasons where the Rams made it to the state tournament both years. In June of 1996, Ted was selected in the 23rd round of the amateur baseball draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Lilley enjoyed a 13 year career as a player and is currently in his 7th year as a special assistant to the GM with the Chicago Cubs. His duties include amateur scouting, involvement in the draft, and assessing pitching within the Cubs organization. In addition to his commitment to the Cubs, Lilly also volunteered at Cuesta College as the pitching coach from 2015-2021. Ted and his wife Natasha reside in San Luis Obispo where they are raising 3 children that will surely be running around Sinsheimer on game days.
Dean is a native of SLO, Playing baseball at SLO High School and Cal Poly. In 1984 he started his coaching career with Cuesta College and with the SLO Blues, which was a struggling semi-pro team at the time. In 1988 he began coaching for professional teams, first with the Fresno Suns, and then going on as a pitching coach in the San Diego Padres, Montreal Expos and Los Angeles Dodgers organizations. He then managed at the AAA level for 12 seasons in the Pittsburgh Pirates and Florida (now Miami) Marlins organizations, winning 4 division titles. He was on the Marlin’s staff for their 2003 World Series championship, and was a bullpen coach there for 3 seasons. His off-season winter ball career included distinguished coaching and managing in Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic.
His daughter Kelley and her husband are currently special agents with the US Secret Service and his son Bryan is a sergeant with the SLO Police Department. Bryan played for the Blues before playing professionally in the Marlins organization. Dean has four grandsons, all of whom play organized baseball.
As a Morro Bay native, Nico grew up attending Blues games and fell in love with the community and atmosphere that surrounded the organization. Nico has been rising through the ranks with the Blues since 2019 when he started as an intern on the Promotional Team. Before taking the position of Beer Manager & Director of Hospitality in 2021, he spent the 2020 and 2021 Spring Training seasons at Camelback Ranch where he was a Ticket Operations Account Executive for the Dodgers and White Sox. During this time he was attending Arizona State University where he graduated with a Bachelors in Sports Business. Nico took over responsibilities as Assistant General Manager in February of 2022 and looks forward to putting on another stellar season in 2023.
Ed Gravell’s 54-year baseball career began at Los Alamitos High School (Southern CA) where upon graduation he was drafted in the 14th round as a pitcher by the Kansas City Royals. He played for the San Antonio Missions in the AA Texas League for two years when he decided to make baseball a secondary career. Ed went on to earn a BS in Microbiology from Cal State Long Beach and a MBA in Business Management from UCLA as he embarked on his “primary” career as a healthcare executive. All the while (for 17 years) continuing to play and coach in developmental leagues throughout Southern CA. When his career took him to Chicago, Ed played competitively in the Men’s Senior Baseball League earning an MVP award and setting a single-game RBI record. After trading in his cleats for coaching shoes, Ed has coached at many levels including individual pitching instruction (ages 15-21), U-16 Travel, Cal Poly Club Baseball, North County Indians College Development League, and San Luis Obispo High School.