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2017 Field Staff

MANAGER -- MIKE QUADE

Mike QuadeMANAGERIAL CAREER: Gregory Michael Quade...set to manage his 20th minor league season and sixth in the International League...will manage Triple-A Rochester for the third straight season...has led the Red Wings to a 158-130 record in his first two seasons with the Twins Organization...of the previous 11 Rochester managers since 1989, only Stan Cliburn in 2006 had more wins (79) in his first season with the Wings (79) than Quade's 77 in 2015...served as roving outfield and baserunning instructor for the New York Yankees in 2014...took over as interim manager of the Chicago Cubs following Lou Pinella's retirement after a game on August 22, 2010, managing the final 37 games of the year...won his managerial debut on August 23 at Washington...Chicago removed the interim tag on October 19, 2010 and Quade spent the 2011 season as manager of the Cubs...relieved of managerial duties on November 2, 2011...was the Cubs third base coach from 2007-10...managed the Triple-A Iowa Cubs (Chicago-NL) from 2003-06...missed 11 games in 2006 toas the Major League club's third base coach...spent Triple-A seasons with affiliates in Vancouver (1999), Edmonton (1998), Ottawa (1993) and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (1994-95), Double-A affiliates in Huntsville (1997) and Harrisburg (1991-92) and Single-A affiliates in West Michigan (1996), Rockford (1989-90) and Macon (1985-86).

PLAYING CAREER: Quade was drafted in the 22nd round by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1979 out of the University of New Orleans...four-year letter winner for the Privateers... batted .396 in '79 as the Privateers made the NCAA tournament...college teammate in '79 at New Orleans with Randy Bush, 1987 and '91 World Series champion with the Minnesota Twins...played 440 games over five minor league seasons, reaching as high as Double-A Buffalo in 1981...teammates in '81 with current Double-A Chattanooga pitching coach, Stu Cliburn, and his brother, Stan.

AWARDS & ACCOLADES: Quade is a two-time Manager of the Year award winner (1991 for Double-A Harrisburg and 1993 for Triple-A Ottawa)...won his 1,000th game as a minor league manager on April 18, 2004 with the Iowa Cubs in New Orleans...won the 1999 PCL title with Vancouver and went on to beat Charlotte in the Triple-A World Series...also won the MWL championship with West Michigan in 1996...Quade was a two-time Sun Belt all-conference selection in 1978 and 1979 and was named conference tournament MVP in '79...ranks ninth in Privateer history with 43 career stolen bases.

QUADE'S MANAGERIAL RECORD:

YEAR TEAM LEAGUE W-L PCT STANDINGS ORGANIZATION
1985 Macon-A South Atlantic 56-82 .406 4th, 5th Pittsburgh
1986 Macon-A South Atlantic 54-84 .391 4th, 5th Pittsburgh
1989 Rockford-A Midwest 74-59 .556 3rd, 1st Montreal
1990 Rockford-A Midwest 56-80 .412 4th, 7th Montreal
1991 Harrisburg-AA Eastern 87-53 .621 1st+ Montreal
1992 Harrisburg-AA Eastern 78-59 .569 3rd Montreal
1993 Ottawa-AAA International 73-69 .514 2nd Montreal
1994 SWB- AAA International 62-80 .437 5th Philadelphia
1995 SWB-AAA International 70-72 .493 4th Philadelphia
1996 West Michigan-A Midwest 77-61 .558 1st, 1st* Oakland
1997 Huntsville-AA Southern 77-62 .554 5th, 1st+ Oakland
1998 Edmonton-AAA Pacific Coast 76-67 .531 3rd Oakland
1999 Vancouver-AAA Pacific Coast 84-58 .592 1st* Oakland
2003 Iowa-AAA Pacific Coast 70-72 .493 3rd Chicago (NL)
2004 Iowa-AAA Pacific Coast 79-64 .552 1st+ Chicago (NL)
2005 Iowa-AAA Pacific Coast 64-75 .460 4th Chicago (NL)
2006 Iowa-AAA Pacific Coast 70-63 .528 T-1st Chicago (NL)
2010 CHICAGO National 24-13 .649 5th Chicago (NL)
2011 CHICAGO National 71-91 .438 5th Chicago (NL)
2015 Rochester International 77-67 .534 2nd Minnesota
2016 Rochester International 81-63 .563 2nd Minnesota

MINOR LEAGUE TOTALS (19 seasons) 1,365-1,290 (.514)

MAJOR LEAGUE TOTALS (2 seasons) 95-104 (.477)

*Won League Championship Series +Lost League Championship Series

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HITTING COACH -- CHAD ALLEN

Chad AllenCOACHING CAREER:Chad Allen is in his second season as Red Wings hitting coach and fifth year in the Twins organization...spent the prior three seasons in the same role for Double-A Chattanooga (2015) and New Britain (2013-14)...hitting coach for Scottsdale in the 2015 Arizona Fall League.

PLAYING CAREER: Allen was selected by Minnesota in the fourth round of the 1996 Draft out of Texas A&M University...made his Major League debut on April 6, 1999 vs. Toronto after making the Twins Opening Day roster...homered twice on July 16, 2001 at St. Louis...hit .269 with 14 home runs, 44 doubles and 84 RBI in 267 MLB games with Minnesota (1999-2001), Cleveland (02), Florida (03) and Texas (04-05)...won a bronze medal with Team USA in the 1996 Olympics...also drafted in the 38th round by Cincinnati in 1993 but did not sign.

 

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PITCHING COACH -- STU CLIBURN

Stu CliburnCOACHING CAREER: Stu Cliburn is in his fifth season as Red Wings pitching coach, second since 2008, and 25th year in the Twins organization...served the same role for the Twins Double-A affiliate in Chattanooga (2015) and New Britain (1999-05, 09-14), Single-A affiliate in Fort Myers (98), Fort Wayne (94-97) and Rookie Elizabethton (93)...pitching coach for California's Single-A affiliate in Palm Springs from 1991-92...also served as pitching coach for Scottsdale in the Arizona Fall League (96) and Wilmington of the Maryland Fall League (98).

PLAYING CAREER: Cliburn was selected by Pittsburgh in fourth round of the 1977 Draft from Delta State University (MS)...reached as high as Triple-A in the Pirates system before he was released early in 1982...signed as free agent by California on April 28, 1982...made his Major League debut on September 17, 1984 vs. Kansas City...was 9-3 with a 2.09 ERA and six saves in 1985, finishing fifth in the American League Rookie of the Year voting...was 13-5 with six saves and a 3.11 ERA in 85 MLB games, all with the Angels...also drafted in the 16th-round pick by San Francisco in 1974 but did not sign.

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ATHLETIC TRAINER -- LARRY BENNESE

larry BenneseBennese is in his fifth season as the Red Wings athletic trainer and 22nd year in the Twins organization...honored as the International League Athletic Trainer of the Year in 2014...began his career in the New York Mets organization (1989-95)...five-time Florida State League Athletic Trainer of the Year...earned the same honor in the Eastern League in 2012...received his Bachelor's in Sports Medicine from Penn State University in 1988...children, Mario (22) and Ciara (21)...resides in Cape Coral, FL.

 

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STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH -- Tyler Burks

Burks is in his first season as the Red Wings strength & conditioning coach.