The Redbirds are excited to announce that Sean Montgomery will serve as head coach of the Norfolk Redbirds for the 2023 season.

Sean Montgomery is in his sixth season as an assistant coach with the Christopher Newport baseball team now in his third stint with the Captains. He first joined the CNU coaching staff from 2011-12 before rejoining the Captains in 2016-17 and again starting in 2022. 

Bringing a vast amount of coaching experience to the program, he previously served as an assistant coach at Virginia Wesleyan from 2009-11 before returning for three more years from 2013-15. After the 2017, he went back to the Marlins for a four-year stretch through the 2020 season. 

Coach Montgomery has made Regional appearances in 2011, 2012, 2022 with CNU, 2018 with VWU and a World Series appearance in 2012 with CNU.

Prior to his time with the Marlins, he has also coached for two seasons at Tallwood High School and three at Kempsville. 

Before joining the coaching ranks, Montgomery was an All-District designated hitter and catcher at Salem High School before moving on to catch at Louisburg Junior College for two seasons.

The Redbirds are excited to have Coach Montgomery leading the club this summer.


The Tidewater Summer League is a “wood bat” collegiate summer baseball league. Founded in 1946, the TSL has provided local baseball players and fans with exciting summer league baseball for over 75 years. We remain focused on player development and providing collegiate athletes an outstanding summer baseball experience and the opportunity to spend your summer in beautiful Virginia Beach, VA.

The Tidewater Summer League is looking forward to another great season of collegiate, wood bat, summer league baseball and providing our players with the opportunity to gain valuable playing experience after their collegiate season has ended.

With a competitive and diverse schedule, our players will be challenged throughout the summer season playing against the top collegiate players from the Tidewater area and around the country.