Goedert begins his professional managerial career with the RoughRiders after having served as hitting coach at multiple levels of the farm system since joining the Texas organization in 2016. The 35-year-old played nine seasons of professional baseball in the Cleveland Indians, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Toronto Blue Jays organizations. In 2016, the Concordia, Kansas native joined the Rangers organization, serving as a hitting coach with the Spokane Indians. Goedert’s stops as a hitting coach included the AZL Rangers (2017), Spokane (2018), and Hickory (2019). He was slated to serve as hitting coach with the Down East Wood Ducks in 2020.
No stranger to the Metroplex and the Rangers organization, Jeff Andrews enters his 18th season with Texas and returns to Frisco after serving as the RoughRiders pitching coach from 2009-15. In that role, he earned the 2014 Texas League Mike Coolbaugh Coach of the Year award and shared the 2013 Bobby Jones Player Development Man of the Year Award. The South Dakota native will celebrate his 35th season as a minor league instructor in 2021.
From 2016-19, Andrews served as a special assignment pitching coach, roving between minor league teams in the Rangers system. Prior to his time with the Rangers, Andrews was the Pittsburgh Pirates pitching coach at the major league level during the 2008 season. In his coaching career, Andrews has worked with the Rangers, Mariners, Padres, Marlins and Pirates.
Andrews graduated in 1977 from Rapid City, South Dakota’s Stevens High School. where he played football and basketball. Because his high school did not have a baseball program, he played American Legion baseball. While pitching at East Tennessee State University, he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in history and went back to school after his playing career finished, earning a Master’s Degree in educational administration from the University of Tennessee in 1985.
Andrews and his wife, Reva, have two sons, Nicholas and Alexander. He and his family reside in Edmond, Okla. in the offseason.
After spending five seasons as the Rangers organizational hitting coordinator, Josue Perez joins the RoughRiders staff as the hitting coach. Perez worked as the hitting coach for High-A Myrtle Beach in both 2013 and 2014, helping top talents such as Joey Gallo and Rougned Odor before transitioning into the hitting coordinator role.
Perez has been a coach in the Rangers system since 2006. His previous stops include hitting-coach roles with Low-A Hickory in 2012, Short-A Spokane (2009-11) and the AZL Rangers (2008). He started with the Rangers as the manager for the Dominican Summer League Rangers in 2006 and 2007.
Originally signed by the Dodgers as a non-drafted free agent in 1998, Perez played professionally in the Dodgers, Phillies and Rangers systems.
The Havana, Cuba native resides in Lewisville, Texas. He has two children, daughter Alannys and son Brian.
Ortiz, who will serve as the RoughRiders assistant coach in 2021, spent the past six seasons on the Major League coaching staff. As a player, the Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico native played 18 seasons of professional baseball with the Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers organizations. Following his retirement as a player, Ortiz served nine seasons as a coach in the Rangers system. His time in the minor league system included stints in several roles, including manager at Hickory (2009) and the Arizona League Rangers (2011), Rangers minor league catching coordinator (2011- 14), and hitting coach at Spokane (2006-2008).
Alex Rodriguez returns to the RoughRiders for the 2021 season, his tenth campaign in the Rangers organization and third-straight year with the ‘Riders. Previously he spent three seasons with Texas’ Advanced-A club (2016 with High Desert, 2017-2018 with Down East) and has also worked with the organization’s Arizona League and Dominican Summer League affiliates.
Rodriguez carries a championship pedigree, having been part of a championship club four times in his first eight seasons (DSL, 2013 & 2014; High Desert, 2016; Down East, 2017).
The Puerto Rico-born Rodriguez graduated from Barry University in 2012.
2021 marks Noel's first season with the RoughRiders. He spent the 2019 season as the Strength and Conditioning coach with the Down East Wood Ducks after spending time in Hickory.
2021 is Mitch Brasher's fifth season with the Roughriders. Before joining the squad, he spent the previous three seasons with the Class-A Hickory Crawdads. The 2021 season is his eighth with the Texas Rangers organization.
Brasher is a native of Bridgeton, Missouri and a graduate of Illinois College.