Born: December 3, 1963 in South Laguna, CA
Resides: Laguna Niguel, CA
Season with Gwinnett: 4th
Season with Braves Organization: 4th (Since 2017)
Managerial Season: 12th (Since 2008)
- In 2020: Enters his fourth season with Gwinnett ... Has guided the team to a 221-199 (.526) record in 420 games.
- In 2019: Became the first manager in Gwinnett history to be named International League Manager of the Year ... Led the Stripers to an 80-59 record (2nd in IL), the IL South Division title (2nd in team history), and a Governors’ Cup Playoff berth (3rd in team history) ... The Stripers’ .576 winning percentage was the best in Gwinnett history.
- Win #500: Earned his 500th career victory on 5/6/18 at Indianapolis, a rain-shortened 4-1 win in five innings.
- Sixth Skipper: Named the sixth manager in Gwinnett history on 12/12/16 ... Joined the Atlanta Braves organization after spending seven seasons as a minor league manager with the Los Angeles Dodgers (2009-15).
- In the PCL: 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.
- 2009-13: Led Rookie-level Ogden of the Dodgers’ system to four playoff appearances in five seasons.
- 2005-08: Spent four seasons in the Texas Rangers organization ... Served as the minor league catching coordinator for three seasons (2005-07) ... Named to his first managerial post with Advanced-A Bakersfield in 2008.
- 2003-04: Served as the Arizona Diamondbacks’ minor league catching coordinator.
- 2002: Began his coaching career as a coach with Advanced-A Rancho Cucamonga of the LA Angels organization.
- MLB Career: Selected by the Chicago Cubs in the first round (4th overall) of the 1984 January Amateur Draft out of Orange Coast College (Costa Mesa, CA) ... Logged a 10-year MLB 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).
- MLB Postseason: 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.