Married Marta Wright on Aug 28, 1981…the couple has three grown children: Bryan, Brett and Brooke, and a grandson, Nolen. Brett is in his sixth year as an area supervisor scout for the Rays…this is his second year with Florida as his territory. Graduated from Palmetto High School in Miami, where he was an ambidextrous athlete, throwing right-handed as a shortstop and left-handed as a quarterback…also attended Dade South Community College in Miami. As a youth, spent four years in Japan, as his father was in the U.S. Army…also lived in France and Hawaii.
FRONT OFFICE & COACHING CAREER
fter 13 seasons as the Rays third base coach, moved to bench coach in 2015 for first-year Manager Kevin Cash…is the longest-tenured coach in club history…only three other coaches in baseball have a longer tenure with their cur-rent team. Is the eighth bench coach in club history following Frank Howard (1998-99), Bill Russell (2000), Hal McRae (2001), Billy Hatcher (2001-02), John McLaren (2003-05), Bill Evers (2006-07) and Dave Martinez (2008-14). Joined the Rays major league staff on Oct 25, 2001 when he was named third base coach… has served under every Rays manager except Larry Rothschild. Only three uniformed personnel have been in the organization as long: field coordinator Bill Evers, hitting coordinator Steve Livesey and Rays 3B coach Charlie Montoyo. Served as the Rays field coordinator in 1996 and oversaw the first mini-camp in club history following the Rays first June Draft…that summer he also managed at Butte, Mont., the Rays Rookie-level entry in the Pioneer League…led the club to a 37-35 record, a postseason berth and was named Manager of the Year. Stayed on as field coordinator through 1999 and then served as director of minor league operations for two years. Managed in the Arizona Fall League in 2001, piloting the Maryvale Saguaros.