2013 Field Staff
2013 PORTLAND SEA DOGS' COACHING STAFF
KEVIN BOLES- Manager
Kevin Boles, 37 years-old, returns for his third season as the Sea Dogs manager. The 2013 season will be his sixth in the Red Sox organization and 13th as a minor league manager. He guided the Sea Dogs to a 68-73 (.482) record in 2012. Under the leadership of Boles, the team produced the best record in the Eastern League in the second half of the season battling back from being 18 games under .500 at the All-Star Break to competing for a playoff spot in the final week of the season. In two seasons with the Sea Dogs Boles has compiled a 127-156 (.449) record.
Boles spent the 2011 off-season managing the Sydney Blue Sox in the Australian Baseball League. Boles coached the World Team in the inaugural Australian Baseball League All-Star Game.
In 2010, Boles guided the Single-A Salem Red Sox to an overall record of 73-65 (.529). He managed the Red Sox Single-A affiliate; the Greenville Drive in 2008 and 2009. In 2009, he led the Drive to a 73-65 record and a first-half division title. He was selected to manage the 2009 South Atlantic League's Southern Division All-Star Team.
Boles also managed in the Twins, Royals, and Marlins organizations. Boles made his managerial debut at the age of 25 in 2000 for the Single-A Utica Blue Sox in the Marlins organization, a team he led into the playoffs with a 40-20 record. In 11 seasons, Boles has compiled a 661-640 (.508) managerial record.
Boles, the tenth manager in Sea Dogs history, served as the Sea Dogs' bullpen catcher in 1997. He was selected by the Chicago Cubs in the 42nd round of the June 1998 draft out of the University of South Florida, where he received a Bachelor's Degree in Communications. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Boles now makes his home in Northport, Washington. His father, John Boles, managed the Florida Marlins in 1996 and from 1999-2001. John Boles is also a member of the Portland Sea Dogs Hall of Fame as he served as the Marlins Director of Player Development and was the architect of the 1995-1997 Portland Sea Dogs' playoff teams.
Boles Career Managerial Record
|2000||GCL Marlins (FLA)||Gulf Coast (R)||40||20||.667|
|2001||Utica (FLA)||NY-Penn (A)||27||47||.365|
|2003||ARZ Royals (KC)||Arizona(R)||32||22||.593|
|2004||Quad City (MIN)||Midwest (A)||68||68||.500|
|2005||Beloit (MIN)||Midwest (A)||69||71||.493|
|2006||Fort Myers (MIN)||Florida State (A)||80||60||.571|
|2007||Fort Myers (MIN)||Florida State(A)||70||70||.500|
|2008||Greenville (BOS)||South Atlantic(A)||70||69||.504|
|2009||Greenville (BOS)||South Atlantic (A)||73||65||.529|
|2010||Salem (BOS)||Carolina (A)||73||65||.529|
|2011||Portland (BOS)||Eastern (AA)||59||83||.415|
|2012||Portland (BOS)||Eastern (AA)||68||73||.482|
BOB KIPPER- Pitching Coach
Bob Kipper, 48, returns for his fourth consecutive season and sixth overall as the Sea Dogs' pitching coach. Kipper served as the Sea Dogs' pitching coach in 2003 and 2004. After leaving the Sea Dogs in 2004, Kipper continued coaching in the Red Sox system including four years as the pitching coach for Single-A Greenville (2005-2006 & 2008-2009) and one season for Single-A Lancaster (2007). In 2002, Kipper served as Boston's bullpen coach. Kipper has been coaching baseball since 1995. He joined the Red Sox organization in 1999. The lefty pitched eight seasons in the Major Leagues with the California Angels, Pittsburg Pirates, and Minnesota Twins. In 271 Major League games, he posted a 27-37 record with 11 saves and a 4.34 ERA.
RICH GEDMAN- Hitting Coach
Rich Gedman, 53, enters his first season as the Sea Dogs' hitting coach. He served in the same capacity for the Salem Red Sox in 2012 and the Lowell Spinners in 2011. Previously he managed six seasons for the Worcester Tornadoes (2005-2010) in the independent Can-Am League. Before managing Worcester, Gedman served as the bench coach for the Can-Am League's North Shore Spirit. A native of Massachusetts, Gedman signed with the Red Sox as a non-drafted free agent in 1977 and played 13 seasons in the Major Leagues with the Red Sox (1980-1990), Houston Astros (1990) and St. Louis Cardinals (1991-1992). A career .252 hitter with 88 home runs and 382 RBI; he earned a pair of All-Star selections in 1985 and 1986. He was the Red Sox catcher for the 1986 American League pennant run and caught Roger Clemens' first 20-strikeout game on April 29, 1986.
BRANDON HENRY- Athletic Trainer
Brandon Henry returns for his second season as the teams' athletic trainer. The 2013 season will be Henry's seventh in the Red Sox organization. Previously he spent two seasons as the athletic trainer for the Salem Red Sox (2010-2011). He has also spent a season with the Greenville Drive (2010) and two seasons with the Lowell Spinners 2008-2009). With Lowell in 2008, he was named the New York-Penn League Athletic Trainer of the Year. He holds a bachelor's degree from Xavier (OH) University and a master's degree from West Virginia University. Previously, he has held athletic training positions with the Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians and the University of Cincinnati men's soccer and baseball teams. Henry was born in Beckley, West Virginia and resides in Hollywood, Florida.