David Chadd’s climb up the Detroit Tigers organization took another step recently when he was named the assistant General Manager of the MLB team.
Chadd’s official title is Vice President and Assistant General Manager. He had been the Vice President of Amateur Scouting and a special assistant to former President and General Manager Dave Dombrowski.
Dombrowski was let go recently by the Tigers. He was replaced by Al Avila, who was Dombrowski’s top assistant since 2002.
Avila announced a few days after his promotion in early August that he, in turn, was promoting four high-ranking officials including Chadd.
Chadd played for the Cougars from 1984-86 then went on to Kansas State where he was an All-Big 8 selection and a second team All-American.
He began scouting with the Florida Marlins in 1994. He spent some time with the Boston Red Sox from 2002-04 before moving to the Tigers.
While in the front office, Chadd has been a part of the 1997 Marlins World Series title and the 2004 Red Sox title.