Full Name: Donald Thomas Long
Born: March 17, 1962 2019 Opening Day Age: 57
Birthplace/Residence: Born in Bremerton, WA and resides in Edmonds, WA
MAJOR LEAGUE Service: Enters his ninth season as a Major League coach and first season as the Orioles Hitting Coach.
Enters his first season as the Orioles Hitting Coach after being named to the position for the 2019 season...Marks his 33rd season as a coach or manager...Spent the last five seasons (2014-18) with the Cincinnati Reds as Hitting Coach...Served as Minor League Hitting Coordinator for the Atlanta Braves from 2011-13...Spent 2008-10 with the Pittsburgh Pirates as Hitting Coach...Served as a Roving Hitting Instructor for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1999 before serving as the Phillies Minor League Hitting Coordinator from 2000-07...Spent 12 years in the Angels organization, including 11 seasons as a manager in their system with Short-Season A Bend (1988-89), Quad Cities (1990), Double-A Midland (1991-93, 1998), Triple-A Vancouver (1994-96), and Class A-Advanced Lake Elsinore (1997)...Named his league's Manager of the Year three times (1990 Class-A Midwest League, 1991 Double-A Texas League, 1995 Triple-A Pacific Coast League)...Began his coaching career in 1986 as Head Coach of Seattle University before joining the California Angels organization as the Hitting Coach for Class-A Quad Cities of the Midwest League in 1987.
The switch-hitting infielder was selected by the San Francisco Giants in the third round of the 1983 First-Year Player Draft and played three seasons (1983-85) in the Giants farm system...Drafted four times: in 1980 by the Cleveland Indians, in 1981 by both the Houston Astros (January) and Cincinnati Reds (June), and in 1983 by the Giants (June, signed).
Long and his wife, Dian, reside in Edmonds, WA...The couple has three sons: Stewart, Preston, and Tyler...Attended Meadowdale (WA) HS, Edmonds Community College (WA), and Washington State University...Selected by the San Francisco Giants in the third round of the 1983 First-Year Player Draft.
1986 Head Coach, Seattle University (WA), NCAA
1987 Hitting Coach, Quad Cities Angels, Midwest League, A (Angels)
1988-89 Manager, Bend Bucks, Northwest League, A (Angels)
1990 Manager, Quad Cities Angels, Midwest League, A (Angels)
1991-93 Manager, Midland Angels, Texas League, AA (Angels)
1994-96 Manager, Vancouver Canadians, Pacific Coast League, AAA (Angels)
1997 Manager, Lake Elsinore Storm, California League, A (Angels)
1998 Manager, Midland Angels, Texas League, AA (Angels)
1999 Roving Hitting Instructor, Philadelphia Phillies
2000-07 Minor League Hitting Coordinator, Philadelphia Phillies
2008-10 Hitting Coach, Pittsburgh Pirates
2011-13 Minor League Hitting Coordinator, Atlanta Braves
2014-18 Hitting Coach, Cincinnati Reds
2019 Hitting Coach, Baltimore Orioles