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Dodgers Announce Coaching Staffs for Minor-League Affiliates

The Dodgers on Tuesday announced the coaching staffs for their seven minor-league affiliates, with six of the teams having last year’s manager return to his post. Only High-A Great Lakes gets a new manager.

Daniel Nava, who spent seven years in the big leagues with the Red Sox, Rays, Angels, Royals, and Phillies, takes over as manager at Great Lakes. He replaces Austin Chubb, who spent the last two years managing the Loons.

The returning managers in the system are Travis Barbary (Triple-A Oklahoma City), Scott Hennessey (Double-A Tulsa), John Shoemaker (Low-A Rancho Cucamonga), Jair Fernandez (Arizona Complex League Dodgers), and Dunior Zerpa and Cordell Hipolito (Dominican Summer League Dodgers).

Here are the entire coaching staffs for each Dodgers MiLB affiliate:

Oklahoma City Dodgers (AAA)

  • Manager- Travis Barbary
  • Hitting coach- Manny Burriss
  • Pitching coach- Doug Mathis
  • Pitching coach- Justin DeFratus
  • Bench coach- Chris Gutierrez
  • Athletic trainer – Chelsea Willette
  • Athletic trainer – Griffin Boyte
  • Performance coach- Paul Fournier
  • Video/development associate- Harrison Schnurbusch

Tulsa Drillers (AA)

  • Manager- Scott Hennessey
  • Hitting coach- Lou Iannotti
  • Pitching coach- Ryan Dennick
  • Pitching coach- Durin O’Linger
  • Bench coach- Juan Apodaca
  • Athletic trainer – Jesse Guffey
  • Performance coach- Noah Huff
  • Video/development associate- Mikael Mogues

Great Lakes Loons (A+)

  • Manager- Daniel Nava
  • Hitting coach- O’Koyea Dickson
  • Pitching coach- David Anderson
  • Pitching coach- Richard De Los Santos
  • Bench coach- Elian Herrera
  • Athletic trainer – Ikuo Kato
  • Performance coach- Ethan Quarles
  • Video/development associate- Joe Manno

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (A)

  • Manager- John Shoemaker
  • Hitting coach- Dylan Nasiatka
  • Pitching coach- Ramon Troncoso
  • Pitching coach- Sean Coyne
  • Bench coach/hitting coach- Ronny Paulino
  • Athletic trainer – Akinori Maeda
  • Performance coach- Taylor Miller
  • Video/development associate- Ben Castiglia

Arizona Complex League Dodgers (Rookie)

  • Manager- Jair Fernandez
  • Hitting coach- Danny Dorn
  • Hitting coach- Blake Gailen
  • Hitting coach- Johermyn Chavez
  • Pitching coach- Andres Urbina
  • Pitching coach- Luis Vasquez
  • Bench coach- Johan Garcia
  • Coach/complex coordinator- Fumi Ishibashi
  • Coach/baseball tech associate- Zoe Hicks
  • Athletic trainer- Alfredo Casillas
  • Assistant athletic trainer- Zoe Hicks
  • Performance coach- Jose Gutierrez
  • Performance associate- Irma Maldonado
  • Performance operations assistant- Marlon Cairo
  • Video/development associate- Jade Gortarez
  • Video/development associate- Joe Nadler

Dominican Summer League Dodgers (Rookie)

  • Manager- Cordell Hipolito
  • Manager- Dunior Zerpa
  • Hitting coach- Sergio Mendez
  • Hitting coach- Juan Diaz
  • Coach- Leury Bonilla
  • Latin America defensive coordinator- Pedro Mega
  • Sr. Advisor, Campo Las Palmas- Antonio Bautista
  • Pitching coach- Raidel Chacon
  • Pitching coach- Hector Rodriguez
  • Pitching coach- Eduardo Dominguez
  • Pitching coach- Roberto Giron
  • Latin America medical coordinator- Jorge Gonzalez
  • Athletic Trainer- Jorge Rodriguez
  • Physiotherapist- Walter LaChapel
  • Performance coach- Rafa Sepulveda
  • Performance coach- George Drullard
  • Performance coach- Walter Lindo
  • Nutrition coordinator- Julissa Gomez
  • Video/development associate- Jerry Chavarria
  • Video/development associate- James Keller

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Jeff Snider

Jeff was born into a Dodgers family in Southern California and is now raising a Dodgers family of his own in Utah. During his previous career as an executive at a technology company, he began writing about baseball in his spare time. After leaving corporate America in 2014, he started doing it professionally. Jeff wrote and edited for Baseball Essential for years before joining Dodgers Nation. He's also the co-host of the Locked On Dodgers podcast, a daily podcast that brings the smart fan's perspective on our Boys in Blue. Jeff has a degree in English from Brigham Young University. Favorite Player: Clayton Kershaw Favorite Moment: Kirk Gibson's homer will always have a place, but Kershaw's homer on Opening Day 2013 might be the winner.

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