• Entering his third season as Red Sox bench coach after being named to the position on 10/26/12...Is in his second stint in the organization after having served as manager for Triple-A Pawtucket in 2010.
• In addition to his role as bench coach, also coordinates Red Sox Major League Spring Training.
• Served as John Farrell's bench coach for the 2014 American League All-Stars on 7/15 at MIN.
• As manager of the PawSox in 2010, 21 of his players contributed to the ML club.
• Was first base coach on John Farrell's staff in TOR for the 2011-12 seasons, his first years on a big league staff.
• Owns a 661-609 (.520) record in nine seasons as a Minor League manager in the Indians and Red Sox systems...Guided his clubs to four postseason appearances and two league championships.
• Managed from 2002-09 in the CLE system, where John Farrell was director of player development from 2002-06...Managed Class A Columbus (2002), Class A Kinston (2003-04), Double-A Akron (2005), Triple-A Buffalo (2006-08) and Triple-A Columbus (2009)...Took Columbus to the South Atlantic League finals in his 2002 managerial debut.
• Named Carolina League Manager of the Year in 2004 after leading Class A Kinston to the CL championship.
• Earned both Baseball America Double-A Manager of the Year and Eastern League Manager of the Year honors after leading Akron to the EL championship in 2005.
• Joined the CLE organization in 2001 as a roving coordinator.
• Selected by the Tigers in the fifth round of the 1987 June Draft...Played parts of eight ML seasons with the Tigers (1988-89), Yankees (1991), Angels (1993), Mariners (1994), A's (1996), Indians (1998) and Phillies (1999).
• Primarily a second baseman, hit .224 (165-for-737) with 15 HR and 60 RBIs in 303 big league games.
• Concluded career with a season in Japan for the Yakult Swallows in 2000.
• Married to Kristen...The couple has three children: Nick, a shortstop in his junior season at Holy Cross; Taylor; and Connor.
• Graduated from UCLA in 1987...Named to the Sporting News All-America Team as a second baseman that year.
• Father was a producer on the TV show Hee Haw.