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Coaching Staff

Russ Morman

Playing Experience
Morman played 17 seasons of professional baseball from 1983 to 1999, spending parts of nine years in the major leagues with the White Sox (1986, 1988-89), Royals (1990-91) and Marlins (1994-97). The former first baseman/outfielder owned a .249 batting average with 10 home runs and 43 RBI's in 207 career major league games. Morman hit 207 home runs during his minor league career, including 180 at the Triple-A level. His final season in the big leagues came in 1997 when he was a member of Florida's World Championship team. Morman was originally a first round pick of the Chicago White Sox in the 1983 draft out of Wichita State University.

Coaching Experience
2015 marks Morman's first season as manager of the San Jose Giants. He is in his sixth year with the San Francisco Giants organization and second season as a manager. In 2014, Morman served as manager of Double-A Richmond and directed the Flying Squirrels to a 79-63 record and a West Division championship. Previously, Morman spent three years (2011-13) as hitting coach for Triple-A Fresno and one season (2010) as hitting coach for Richmond.

Prior to joining the Giants organization, Morman served as a manager and hitting coach in the Marlins and Red Sox farm systems. He spent two seasons as manager of the Kane County Cougars (Marlins Class-A affiliate) from 2000-01 directing both teams to the playoffs. In 2001 under Morman's leadership, Kane County posted an 88-50 record and claimed the Midwest League championship. Morman also served as manager of the Augusta GreenJackets (Red Sox Class-A affiliate) in 2003, four seasons as hitting coach for the Portland Sea Dogs (Red Sox Double-A) from 2004-07 and two years as the hitting coach for the Pawtucket Red Sox (Red Sox Triple-A) during the 2008 and 2009 seasons.

Mike Couchee
Pitching Coach

Playing Experience
Couchee was originally drafted by San Diego in 1980 and pitched briefly in the major leagues with the Padres in 1983. He appeared in eight big league games (all in relief) and was 0-1 with a 5.14 ERA. Couchee pitched six seasons professionally with the San Diego (1980-85) and Baltimore (1985) organizations. 

Coaching Experience
Couchee is in his third season as pitching coach for the San Jose Giants after a one-year stint in the same role with the Arizona Rookie League Giants. 2015 marks Couchee's fourth season in the Giants organization. Couchee previously spent nine years in the San Diego Padres organization, including eight seasons as their Minor League Pitching Coordinator from 2004-2011 and one year as pitching coach for Triple-A Portland in 2003. He also spent 10 seasons as the California/Anaheim Angels Minor League Pitching Coordinator from 1993-2002 after a five-year stint as a pitching coach in their organization. Couchee began his coaching career with Double-A Tulsa in the Texas farm system during the 1986-87 seasons.

Under Couchee's leadership, the 2013 San Jose pitching staff led the California League in ERA (3.66), strikeouts (1282), fewest home runs allowed (103) and was second in shutouts (8).

Lipso Nava
Hitting Coach

Playing Experience
Nava was originally a 14th round selection by the Seattle Mariners in the 1990 draft. The former infielder played seven years professionally with the Mariners (1990-94), Boston Red Sox (1995) and Chicago Cubs (1997), advancing as high as the Triple-A level.

Coaching Experience
Nava is in his eighth year in the San Francisco organization and third season as San Jose's hitting coach. Previously, Nava spent two seasons as Augusta's manager from 2011-12 after a three-year stint as the GreenJackets' hitting coach. Under Nava's direction, Augusta's 2011 team won the second half Southern Division title and earned a spot in the playoffs. His two-year managerial record was 139-138 (.502).

Garrett Havig
Athletic Trainer

Havig is in his second season as San Jose's athletic trainer and his sixth year in the Giants organization. Prior to coming to San Jose, he served two seasons (2012-13) as athletic trainer for the Augusta GreenJackets after spending one year each in the same role with the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (2011) and Arizona Rookie League Giants (2010). Havig graduated the University of Wyoming in 2008 with a B.S. in Kinesiology and Health Promotion - Athletic Training and earned a Masters degree in Exercise and Sport Science from the University of Utah. Havig has certifications from the National Athletic Trainer's Association (NATA) and National Strength and Conditioning Association (CSCS).

Mike Lidge
Strength & Conditioning Coach

Lidge is in his second season in San Jose as strength & conditioning coach and his third year with the San Francisco Giants organization. Prior to joining San Jose, he was the strength and conditioning coach for the Arizona Rookie League Giants. Lidge earned a B.S. in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Physiology from the University of Illinois in 2011 and a Masters degree in Exercise Science from Northeastern Illinois University. Lidge is certified from the National Strength & Conditioning Association (CSCS).