A veteran of 14 seasons at the major league level, Coles joins the Tigers organization to serve as the club's
assistant hitting coach.
• Prior to joining the Tigers, he spent four seasons in the Milwaukee Brewers organization as the manager of the Double-A Huntsville Stars (2012-13) and hitting coordinator (2010-11).
• Served in various capacities over four seasons with the Washington Nationals, including hitting coach for Triple-A Syracuse (2009), manager of Class-A Hagerstown (2008) and Class-A Vermont (2007), and roving hitting instructor (2006).
• Spent 14 seasons at the Major League level as a third baseman, outfielder and first baseman with Seattle (1983-85, 1988-90), Detroit (1986-87, 1990), Pittsburgh (1987-88), San Francisco (1991), Cincinnati (1992), Toronto (1993-94), St. Louis (1995) and Colorado (1997).
• Is one of only 14 Major League players, including Babe Ruth, to hit three home runs in a single game in both the American League and National League.
• Served as a baseball analyst for ESPN from 2001-2006.
• Originally selected by the Seattle Mariners in the first round of the 1980 draft.
• Actively participated in the Tigers Winter Caravan.
• He and his wife, Shari reside in Safety Harbor, Florida during the offseason...they have three children, DeAnna, Darnell Jr. and Jared, and three grandchildren.