Ron Hassey was named the 13th manager in New Orleans Zephyrs history on December 19, 2011, and is entering his fifth season as a manager in the Miami Marlins organization, after leading the Zephyrs to their first winning season in five years in 2012.
Hassey also led the Marlins' Double-A affiliate in Carolina to a second-place finish in the Southern League in 2004, and spent two seasons at the helm of the Class A Jupiter Hammerheads, 2010-11.
Before joining the Marlins in 2004, Hassey spent seven seasons with the Arizona Diamondbacks in a variety of roles, including field coordinator, roving catching instructor and special assistant to the GM. Prior to his stint with the Diamondbacks, Hassey was a Major League coach for St. Louis (1996) and Colorado (1993-96), and later enjoyed a two-year stint as bench coach for Seattle (2005-06).
Hassey spent 14 seasons in the Majors as a catcher for the Indians, Cubs, Yankees, White Sox, Athletics and Expos, hitting .266 in 1,192 games. He is the only catcher in Major League history to catch two perfect games, working with Cleveland's Len Barker on May 5, 1981, and with Montreal's Dennis Martinez on July 28, 1991. Hassey was a part of three consecutive American League pennant winners with Oakland from 1988-90, including the 1989 World Champions.
Hassey, a University of Arizona alumnus, still resides in Tucson, Arizona with his wife Jennifer and his children Brad, Kimberly and Dana.
Corbell returns to New Orleans for a third consecutive season in his second stint with the Zephyrs, having also served as pitching coach in 2005.
Corbell helped the 2011 Zephyrs set a new franchise record with a Pacific Coast League-leading 13 shutouts, and the 2012 club paced the league with a 3.96 ERA. He is entering his 12th year as a minor league pitching coach, and his sixth year in the Miami Marlins organization, after a pair of two-year stops with Jamestown (2007-08) and Greensboro (2009-10).
Originally selected by the San Francisco Giants in the 21st round in 1983, Corbell went 54-42 with a 3.67 ERA in 141 career minor league appearances (133 starts) in the Giants and Oakland Athletics systems. Upon his retirement, he spent 14 years as a collegiate coach at Lamar (1989-91) and Galveston College (1991-2002), serving as both Head Coach and Director of Athletics for his final four years at Galveston. Corbell then joined the Montreal Expos in 2002 as pitching coach at Class A Vermont.
He and his wife, Kathy, reside in Huntsville, Texas.
Minor returns as the Zephyrs hitting instructor, after making his coaching debut with New Orleans in 2011, when he helped the Z's to a .273 team batting average, the club's best mark since 2005.
In 2012, the Zephyrs set a new franchise record by hitting 153 home runs under Minor's tutelage.
After playing on the University of Oklahoma's national championship squad in 1994, where he blasted a three-run homer in the College World Series title game against Georgia Tech, Minor was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 12th round in 1996. He made his Major League debut in 2000, and batted .232 in 136 games over parts of four seasons. Minor established a career high by playing in 83 games and hitting 10 home runs in 2002, helping the Giants to the National League pennant.
Following his retirement in 2006, Minor returned to his alma mater as a volunteer hitting instructor for the Sooners, founded the Minor-Foral Baseball Academy, and later provided color commentary on radio broadcasts on the Sooners Sports Network.
He and his wife, Allison, reside in Edmond, Oklahoma.
Entering his second season in the Marlins organization, Olson makes the jump to Triple-A after spending last season with Single-A Greensboro, where he handled the trainer's duties for the Northern Division All-Stars in the South Atlantic League All-Star Game.
Prior to joining the Marlins, Olson served as the athletic trainer for the Texas Rangers' Dominican Summer League affiliate.
Olson earned his Master of Science in athletic training from Florida International University.
Strength & Conditioning Coach
Vasquez returns for his second season in New Orleans as strength and conditioning coach, his second season in the Marlins organization and sixth season overall in professional baseball.
Vasquez previously spent time in the Cincinnati Reds system, working at the Class A and Class AA levels, and as the assistant strength coach for the major league club in 2009.
He attained his Master of Science in exercise physiology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Chief Orthopedic Consultant
East Jefferson General Hospital's Dr. William Sherman is in his first season as the Zephyrs' Chief Orthopedic Consultant. He is a also Chief of Arthroplasty and Assistant Professor of Orthopedics at LSU Medical School.
Dr. Sherman received his Doctor of Medicine and completed his Orthopaedic Residency from the Louisiana State University School of Medicine. He also completed his Adult Reconstruction Fellowship at Harvard Medical School. His anterior hip replacement procedure, performed on the specially designed HANA Table, gives patients faster recovery times and the very best in outcomes.