2011 Coaching Staff
Rick Sweet - Manager
Sweet, 58, is 466-394 in six seasons as the Bats skipper and is the all-time winningest manager in Louisville franchise history. Following a nine-year playing career (1975-83) as a catcher, including three seasons in the majors with San Diego, New York-NL and Seattle, Sweet began managing in 1987 and owns a career mark of 1,515-1,449 in 22 seasons. His 1,515 wins rank fifth on the active Minor League manager's win list.
Smokey Garrett - Hitting Coach
Garrett returns for his ninth season as Louisville's hitting coach. Garrett played 19 years of professional baseball (1961-79), including parts of eight seasons in the majors with Atlanta, Chicago-NL, Oakland and California.
Ted Power - Pitching Coach
Former Louisville Redbird Ted Power will enter his sixth season as Louisville's pitching coach. Power enjoyed a 13-year Major League career, including five seasons (1983-87) with Cincinnati.
Tomas Vera - Trainer
Vera returns as head trainer for his third season in Louisville.
Gabe Moreno - Strength & Conditioning Coach
Moreno returns as strength and conditioning coach for his fourth season.