Begins his fourth season as Brewers bench coach.....was named to his position on 11/2/15, replacing Jerry Narron...Was interim manager of the San Diego Padres in 2015, replacing Bud Black on 6/16/15.....went 42-54 (.438)...Managed at Class-A Eugene (2011-12), Triple-A Tucson (2013) and Triple-A El Paso (2014-15) while in the Padres organization.....went 273-230 (.543)...Posted the top record in the Northwest League in both 2011 (46-30) and 2012 (47-29) while at Class-A Eugene...Spent the 2010 season as special assistant to baseball operations for the Padres.
COLLEGE COACHING CAREER
Enjoyed a 25-year head coaching career spent primarily at the University of Notre Dame (1988-94) and Arizona State University (1995-2009).....went 947-400-2 (.703) at those schools...Was on pace to become the winningest coach in NCAA history at the time he transitioned into coaching in the professional ranks..... finished at 1000-457-4 (.686)...Went 318-116-1 (.732) at Notre Dame and 629-284-1 (.689) at Arizona State.....earned 1998 National Coach of the Year honors after leading the Sun Devils to the National Championship game...Was named Midwest Collegiate Conference Coach of the Year three times (1989-90, '92) and PAC-10 Coach of the Year four times (2000, 2007-09)...Coached current Brewers manager Craig Counsell at Notre Dame from 1989-92...Was head coach at Division-III Maryville College (1983) and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges (1986-87), going 53-57-2 (.482)...Was the assistant coach at Florida Atlantic University from 1984-85.
Pitched in the minor leagues with the Giants (1982) and Padres (1983) organizations...Pitched professionally in Australia for Sydney (1984) and in the Northwest League with Tri-City (1985-86), where he served as a player-manager in 1986.
Has a daughter named Keli and two sons, Kai and Austin...Graduated from Christian Brothers (NY) Academy, where he played football, basketball and boxed in addition to playing baseball...Graduated from Florida Atlantic University, where he also pitched...Coached the Dutch Olympic team in the 2000 Sydney Games...Is the father-in-law of Major League first baseman Pedro Álvarez.