The Gateway Grizzlies have announced that manager Phil Warren will return for the 2014 season.
Next season will mark Warren's eighth season as the skipper of the Grizzlies. The St. Louis native is the longest-tenured manager in Grizzlies history.
"I love it here at Gateway," Warren stated. "Our goal in 2014 will be the same that it always is. We are aiming to bring a championship back to Gateway."
Warren, who played for the Grizzlies for three seasons in the early 2000s, will enter 2014 with 359 career managerial wins, good for the most in team history and sixth most in league history.
A former star at Vianney High School and Southeast Missouri State University, Warren has led the Grizzlies to 54 wins or more in three of the last four seasons, including a West Division Title in 2012. His 2013 team finished 54-42 and finished one game shy of a postseason berth.
"Phil has done an outstanding job as our manager," Grizzlies General Manager Steve Gomric said. "We're thrilled to have him back for another year."