Seattle, WA  - Dominican College alumnus, Tom McNamara, has been named the Director of Amateur Scouting for the Seattle Mariners as was announced by Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations, Jack Zduriencik.

McNamara, 43, returns to his baseball roots as the Mariners Director of Amateur Scouting. He will oversee all levels of amateur scouting, as well as the June Amateur Draft. He was previously an area scout for the Mariners from 1994-2000, covering the Northeast. McNamara also played one season in the Mariners organization, appearing in 50 games for the Bellingham Mariners in 1988.

McNamara has 15 years of experience as a full-time scout. He spent the 2008 season as the Milwaukee Brewers East Coast cross checker. He previously served as a pro scout with the San Diego Padres for five seasons (2003-07). As an area scout for the Brewers during the 2001-02 seasons, McNamara scouted and signed All-Star first baseman Prince Fielder.

A 1988 graduate of Dominican College, McNamara earned a degree in both Humanities and History.  He was a member of the Chargers baseball team for four years and was elected into the Dominican College Athletic Department Hall of Fame in 1995.