Ginger Fulton, General Manager
Ginger Fulton joined the Champion City Kings as General Manager in October 2018. The Springfield, Ohio native brings a wealth of experience to the role having spent over 25 years in intercollegiate athletics as well as nearly 20 years in the golf business.
Most recently, Fulton was the Senior Associate Commissioner for Sports Management and Governance at the Patriot League in Center Valley, PA. In addition to providing oversight in the areas of Sports Management and Governance, she served as the director for the Patriot League Women’s Basketball Tournament, Women’s Golf Tournament and Men’s Golf Tournament.
Prior to the Patriot League, Fulton was the Senior Associate Athletic Director at Seton Hall University. Fulton spent 13 years at Seton Hall, responsible for internal operations, policies and procedures, oversight for sports medicine and NCAA compliance. She was primary administrator for women’s basketball, women’s soccer, and men’s and women’s golf.
She represented Seton Hall on various NCAA and Big East Committees and was the tournament manager for the 1999 Men’s Basketball East Regional. Fulton helped start a women’s golf championship in the Big East and later started a women’s golf team at Seton Hall.
Before joining Seton Hall, Fulton spent six years at Xavier University (Cincinnati) as the Associate Athletic Director and Women’s Golf Coach. She served as the administrator for 10 sports, held department-wide NCAA compliance duties, was active on several Atlantic 10 Committees and served as the tournament manager for the 1997 Women’s Basketball Final Four. She initially joined Xavier as the first head coach of the women’s golf team.
A former professional golfer, Fulton was a Class “A” member of the PGA of America. She competed in numerous tournaments throughout the United States during her career and qualified for the 1988 U.S. Women’s Open.
Fulton graduated locally from Northeastern High School; She holds a B.S. in Education from The Ohio State University where she was a 4-year member of the Women’s Golf Team and also holds an M.A. in Education from Seton Hall University.
Mark Lucas, Assistant General Manager/Assistant Coach
Mark has been with the Kings since 2014 and brings a wealth of baseball knowledge and experience to the franchise. He is a graduate of Springfield North High school and Wright State University. Lucas excelled at shortstop at both institutions.
After his junior year in college, he signed a free agent contract with the Atlanta Braves. He was considered a multi-position player as a professional and led the Greenwood Braves (Class A) in hitting with a .359 average in his rookie year. Mark played three and a half years in the pros and after that competed in amateur baseball in the Springfield/Dayton area until age 46.
In addition, Mark has coached baseball at the high school level as well as at the University of Dayton and Wright State University. He was inducted into the Springfield/Clark County Baseball Hall of Fame in 2002, the Wright State Walk of Fame in 2005 and the Dayton Baseball Hall of Fame in 2006. Currently, Mark serves as the President of the Springfield/Clark County Baseball Hall of Fame.