Chief Operating Officer
Joe Kubly is the Chief Operating Officer of Main Street Baseball. As COO, Joe oversees the team operations for Main Street's three teams, the Quad Cities River Bandits, Wilmington Blue Rocks, and Billings Mustangs.
Before Joe became the COO of Main Street Baseball, he served as General Manager of the Quad Cities River Bandits, High-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals. As GM, Joe led the team to its most profitable year in history and helped set the team’s single season record for sponsorship sales. During the 2021 and 2022 seasons, the club also set single-season team records for merchandise sales and amusement revenues as well as the single-season team record for overall game-day experience per caps. Joe has also helped grow the Bandits’ social media follower base by 55% and its social media reach/engagement by 750%.
Joe started his career in 2011 as a Ticket Sales Representative with the Atlanta Hawks. The following season, he began his career in baseball when he was named Group Sales Coordinator for the Oklahoma City RedHawks (now the Oklahoma City Dodgers). There, Joe helped attract 15 sellout crowds in 2013, an Oklahoma City record at the time. He was then promoted to Corporate Marketing Manager.
In 2014, Joe joined the River Bandits as Director of Group Sales. There, he developed new processes for the sales and ticketing department. In 2015, he was promoted to Director of Sales and Ticketing. In that position, Joe led the team to its highest per-game average attendance in history, drawing more than 250,000 fans into Modern Woodmen Park. Joe also started a charity golf outing to raise funds for the Bandit Scholars program, the largest college scholarship program in Minor League Baseball.
In 2016, Joe was named President and General Manager of the Grand Junction Rockies. In four years with the Rockies, Joe led the team to four straight years of attendance increases, set single-game attendance marks, single-season sponsorship marks, gave back more than $300,000 to the local community, increased season tickets to over 1,200 full season ticket holders, increased concession revenues, and was named 2018 Pioneer League Executive of the Year.
For the 2017 season, Joe partnered with the Junior College World Series to bring a state-of-the art video board to Suplizio Field. In 2018, the Rockies hosted the Pioneer League vs. Northwest League All-Star Game and Joe put a deal together to have it televised nationally on Altitude Sports. Joe also secured a partnership with Colorado Mesa University and KGJT-TV to televise all home games, making the team one of only two MiLB teams in the country to televise all of its home games. He returned to Quad Cities to be the River Bandits' General Manager following the 2019 season.
Joe graduated from Northern Illinois University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Art and again in 2011 with a Master of Science in Sport Management.