Aomori Chuo Gakuin University officially announced at a press conference on Tuesday that 24-year-old Yuji Aketo was hired to be their next manager.
Aketo was captain of both his high school and college baseball teams. As captain of the Kosei Gakuin High School baseball team, he helped his team advance to the final 8 at the Koshien and win at the National Athletic Tournament. And in his senior year at Kanazawa Gakuin University, his team won the Spring League Tournament.
Prior to becoming manager of Aomori Chuo Gakuin University, Aketo was a coach at Kanazawa Gakuin University (hired 4/2009).