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Coaches set for Southern All-Star Game07/01/2013 12:57 PM ET
MARIETTA, Ga. -- The Southern League of Professional Baseball Clubs has announced the coaching staffs and umpiring crew for the 2013 Southern League All-Star Game, which is scheduled for July 17 at Bragan Field at Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. The league selected the staff of the host Jacksonville Suns to coach the South Division and the staff of the Jackson Generals to coach the North Division.
South Division Manager
He saw 17 games in the Majors with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2001 and amassed 14 hits including one homerun and three RBIs in 46 at-bats.
Joining Barkett will be Suns pitching coach John Duffy, hitting coach Kevin Randel and athletic trainer Masa Fujimoto.
North Division Manager
Pankovits also managed at various levels in the Astros Minor League system from 1995-99 and 2006-08. In 2006, he led Class A Advanced Salem to its first Carolina League Playoff berth since 1988 and was named the league's Manager of the Year. Prior to 2006, Pankovits served for six seasons as Houston's Minor League Defense Coordinator. He also served as the Minor League infield coordinator in 2000.
Pankovits began his managerial career managing Boston's Double-A affiliate in New Britain from 1992-94. As a player, he spent parts of five seasons with the Astros, compiling a .250 average in 318 games. He also played in various stints with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Boston Red Sox.
Accompanying Pankovits will be Generals pitching coach Terry Clark, hitting coach Cory Snyder, and athletic trainer Eduardo Tamez.
Southern League Umpires