2012 marks his 6th season as the Red Sox bullpen coach...Named to the post on 11/13/06 ... Has coached or scouted for 7 teams that have reached the World Series, with 5 of those clubs winning titles.. ... Served as a coach for the AL squad at the 2008 All-Star Game at the original Yankee Stadium ... Spent the 2006 campaign as Joe Girardi's bench coach with the Marlins ... Had 3 stints in the Yankees organization...Was the club's Major League catching instructor in 2003-04, a position he also held for the 1996-99 seasons when the team won 3 World Series championships (1996, 1998-99)... Also served as roving catching instructor and managed Single-A Oneonta in 1996...Joined the Yankees in 1989 as a strength/catching coach at Triple-A Columbus and served as New York's catching and bullpen coach in 1990 ... Made 3 stops in the Indians chain...In 1991, was the minor league catching instructor and managed the Single-A Watertown affiliate...With Cleveland again from 1993-94 and 2000-02 as a Major League scout, national cross-checker and catching consultant ... Spent 7 years as a minor league coach and manager in the Astros system from 1982-88, earning Southern League Manager of the Year honors in 1986 after leading Double-A Columbus to the league championship ... Coached at the collegiate level at Arizona State University and the University of Notre Dame...Helped lead ASU to the NCAA National Championship in 1981 as an assistant coach.
A catcher, he was signed by Montreal as a free agent in 1977 and played for 3 seasons at Expos minor league affiliates in Sarasota, FL (1977), Jamestown, NY (1978) and West Palm Beach, FL (1979).
Married to Annie...Has a daughter, Shelby. Did post-graduate work at Arizona State and Notre Dame. Earned a bachelor's degree in physical education from Indiana University in 1979, where he also played football...In 1972, was nominated to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.