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2018 Stripers Field Staff

 

Biography:

• Returns for his second season as Gwinnett manager in 2018 ... In 2017, led the club to a 71-71 record and a second-place finish in the International League South Division ... Enters the 2018 season with a career managerial record of 489-458 (.516) in 947 games across nine seasons.

• Named the sixth manager in Gwinnett Braves' history on December 12, 2016 ... Joined the Atlanta Braves organization in 2017 after spending seven seasons as a minor league manager with the Los Angeles Dodgers (2009-15).

• Managed the Dodgers' Triple-A affiliate in Albuquerque in 2014 and Oklahoma City in 2015 ... Named 2015 Pacific Coast League Manager of the Year after guiding Oklahoma City to a league-best 86-58 mark, the American Northern Division title and a berth in the PCL Playoffs ... The 86 wins were a franchise record.

• Led Rookie-level Ogden of the Dodgers' system to four playoff appearances in five seasons from 2009-13 ... Guided the Raptors to a franchise-record 44 wins in 2010.

• Spent four seasons in the Texas Rangers organization from 2005-08, serving as the minor league catching coordinator for the first three seasons before being named to his first managerial post with Advanced-A Bakersfield in 2008.

• Served as the Arizona Diamondbacks' minor league catching coordinator from 2003-04 ... Began his coaching career in 2002 as a coach with Advanced-A Rancho Cucamonga of the Los Angeles Angels organization.

• Selected by the Chicago Cubs in the first round (fourth overall) of the 1984 January Amateur Draft ... Logged a 10-year Major League career as a catcher with the Cubs (1987-91), Atlanta Braves (1991-93), Boston Red Sox (1994), Cincinnati Reds (1995) and San Francisco Giants (1997), batting .240 with 47 home runs and 257 RBIs.

• Appeared in 20 postseason games for the Braves (1992-93) and Giants (1997) ... In Game 1 of the 1992 World Series, hit a three-run homer off Jack Morris to lead Atlanta to a 3-1 win over Toronto.

• PERSONAL: Born and raised in Orange County, CA, Berryhill attended Laguna Beach High School and Orange Coast College before being drafted by the Cubs ... Damon and his wife Annie have two sons, Joshua and Jacob.

 


 

 

Biography:

• Returns for his second season as Gwinnett's pitching coach in 2018 ... In 2017, his pitching staff racked up 1,184 strikeouts, third-most in the International League ... Under his guidance, 13 different Gwinnett pitchers were promoted to Atlanta, including four for the first time: Luiz Gohara, A.J. Minter, Sean Newcomb and Lucas Sims.

• Named the fourth pitching coach in Gwinnett Braves' history on December 12, 2016 ... Joined the Atlanta Braves in 2017 after spending 14 seasons with the Miami Marlins organization ... Served as the Marlins' Major League bullpen coach for each of the past seven seasons (2010-16).

• Also spent time in the Marlins' minor league system, serving as the pitching coach for Double-A Carolina (2003), Class-A Jupiter (2004-08) and Double-A Jacksonville (2009).

• Selected by the Montreal Expos in the 11th round of the 1988 June Amateur Draft ... Went 8-17 with a 4.91 ERA in 45 games (33 starts) over three Major League seasons with the Expos (1995), New York Mets (1995) and Marlins (1999-2000) ... Traded by the Expos to the Mets in exchange for David Segui on June 8, 1995 ... Made a career-high 21 starts with the Marlins in his final season in 2000.

• Compiled an 86-58 record and 4.16 ERA over 228 career minor league outings (221 starts) in 12 seasons ... Logged 143 appearances at the Triple-A level, going 53-38 with a 4.55 ERA ... Pitched parts of four seasons in the International League with Ottawa (1994-95), Norfolk (1995) and Charlotte (1997-98), going 32-16 with a 4.03 ERA and four complete games in 69 games (67 starts).

• PERSONAL: Lettered in baseball and football at Thomasville High School (AL) ... Led Thomasville to a state championship in baseball during his senior season in 1988 ... Was a member of the Alabama Sports Festival team and U.S. Junior National Team that competed in Melbourne, Australia ... Signed a letter of intent to attend Mississippi State University, but chose to sign with Montreal ... Reid and his wife Marla have a daughter, Abigail, and a son, Samuel.

 


 

 

Biography:

• Returns for his fourth season with Gwinnett, his sixth season overall in the Atlanta Braves organization ... Has also been the hitting coach for Advanced-A Lynchburg (2013-14) and Double-A Mississippi (2014) of the Braves' system.

• His 2017 offense ranked among the IL's top six in triples (2nd, 33), stolen bases (3rd, 106), on-base percentage (4th, .329), runs scored (5th, 634), RBIs (6th, 581) and OPS (6th, .721) ... Nine position players advanced to Atlanta on his watch, including infielder Johan Camargo and 2017 IL Postseason All-Star second baseman Ozzie Albies ... Also assisted in the development of 19-year-old outfielder Ronald Acuña, named the Minor League Player of the Year by both Baseball America and USA Today.

• After spending all of 2015 and the first two months of 2016 as the G-Braves' hitting coach, he was named the fifth full-time manager in team history on June 14, 2016 .... Including a two-game stint as the interim manager from May 17-18, he went 36-45 (.444) in 81 games on the first managerial assignment of his career ... Under his guidance, Gwinnett claimed its first IL South Division title, second berth in the Governors' Cup Playoffs (first since 2009) and first trip to the Governors' Cup Championship Series.

• With Double-A Corpus Christi in 2011, he earned the Mike Coolbaugh Texas League Coach of the Year award.

• Spent 11 years as part of the Seattle Mariners' organization from 1994 to 2004, serving as administrative coach (1994-98), advance scout (1999), Major League first base coach (2000-03) and outfield/baserunning coordinator (2004) ... After serving two seasons on the Cincinnati Reds' coaching staff (2005-06), he returned to the Mariners as the interim first base coach during the 2007 season.

• Drafted by the Mariners in the 16th round of the 1980 June draft out of the University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ) ... Played 11 seasons as an outfielder with the Mariners (1982-87, 1992), Minnesota Twins (1988-1990) and Detroit Tigers (1991).

• PERSONAL: Moses and his wife Sandra reside in Scottsdale, AZ ... They have two sons, Brett and Brock.

 


 

 

Biography:

• Returns for his fourth season as an assistant coach for the Gwinnett Stripers in 2018 ... He served the same role with the club in 2014, 2016 and 2017.

• Has also served as an assistant coach in the Atlanta Braves' organization with Advanced-A Carolina (2015), Rookie-level Danville (2014) and Class-A Rome (2013).

• Played two seasons for the Braves' Gulf Coast League affiliate from 1985-86, batting .203 (65-for-320) with a double, two triples, 39 runs scored, 18 RBI and nine stolen bases.

• PERSONAL: Is a native of San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic.

 


 

 

Biography:

• Enters his first season with Gwinnett, his third season in the Atlanta Braves organization ... Previously served as the certified athletic trainer for the rookie-level Gulf Coast League Braves (2016) and Class-A Rome Braves (2017).

• Earned a bachelor's degree in athletic training from East Carolina University in 2014 and a master of science degree with a concentration in athletic training from the University of Delaware in 2016 ... Worked in Delaware's athletic training department as the head athletic trainer for baseball, cross country and track.

• Was an athletic training intern for two minor league teams in 2015, including the Wilmington Blue Rocks (Class-A, Kansas City Royals) and the Akron Rubber Ducks (Double-A, Cleveland Indians) ... Served as the athletic training intern for the Trenton Thunder (Double-A, New York Yankees) in 2013.

 


 

 

Biography:

• Returns for his fifth season as the strength and conditioning coach for Gwinnett ... Spent the 2013 season in the same post with Double-A Mississippi ... Began his career within the Atlanta Braves organization in 2012 as the strength and conditioning coach for Advanced-A Lynchburg, champions of the Carolina League.

• Served as a strength and conditioning coach in the St. Louis Cardinals' organization from 2010-2011 working at both Class-A Quad Cities and Double-A Springfield ... Was a member of the Quad Cities staff in 2011, when the River Bandits won the Midwest League championship.

• PERSONAL: Graduate of Slippery Rock University (PA) ... Is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) ... Played outfield at Slippery Rock University, made the NCAA Division ll College World Series twice ... Went on to play in the independent Frontier League with the Slippery Rock Sliders.