Dan Griesbaum Jr.
Vice President, Tickets & Premium Sales
Dan Griesbaum, Jr. joined the United Shore Professional Baseball League as Vice President of Tickets and Premium Sales in December. He will oversee all aspects of ticketing, suites and diamond tables at Jimmy John’s Field.
A true veteran of the Detroit professional sports scene, Griesbaum served in various ticketing and premium seating roles with the Tigers and Red Wings from 2004-2019, earning American League Championship rings in both 2006 and 2012.
Griesbaum was a standout on the diamond as a player, as well, still holding several records at long-time state power Grosse Pointe South High School. He also earned multiple varsity letters and served as the 2004 team captain at Central Michigan University. The Chippewas won the Mid-American Conference Championship in his senior season. He earned a major in both Marketing and Logistics, as well as a minor in Sports Administration.
Griesbaum comes from a prominent amateur and professional sports background…his father, Dan Sr., is a member of the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame (Head Coach, Grosse Pointe South), St. Clair Shores Sports Hall of Fame (Player and Coach), and National Semi-Pro Baseball Hall of Fame (Player). His uncle, Gary Vitto, is a member of the Professional Softball Hall of Fame (Manager, Detroit Caesars) and Arena Football Hall of Fame (General Manager, Detroit Drive). Vitto also served as an executive with the Detroit Red Wings and Tigers from 1983 through his passing in 2001.
In his spare time, Griesbaum serves as an assistant baseball coach at his alma mater, Grosse Pointe South, where they have won two (2) Division One State Championships and have earned 6 births in the state Final Four during his coaching tenure. A native of Grosse Pointe Woods, Griesbaum resides in his hometown with his wife Jessica and 3 sons, Daniel III, Blake, and Beckham.
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