Born: December 3, 1963 in South Laguna, CA
Resides: Laguna Niguel, CA
Season with Gwinnett: 3rd
Season with Braves Organization: 3rd (Since 2017)
Managerial Season: 11th (Since 2008)
- Enters his third season with Gwinnett in 2019 ... has guided the club to a 141-140 (.502) record and back-to-back second-place finishes in the International League South Division.
- Is one of two Gwinnett managers with a winning career record, joining Dave Brundage (293-281, .510 from 2009-12).
- Earned his 500th career victory on May 6, 2018 at Indianapolis, a rain-shortened 4-1 win in five innings.
- Named the sixth manager in Gwinnett history on December 12, 2016 ... Joined the Atlanta Braves organization 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.
- Spent four seasons in the Texas Rangers organization from 2005-08, serving as the minor league catching coordinator (2005-07) 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 out of Orange Coast College (Costa Mesa, CA) ... 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).
- 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.