Brewers coaching staff to return for 2012 season

MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Brewers today announced that all members of the 2011 Major League coaching staff will return for the 2012 season under second-year manager Ron Roenicke. The announcement was made by Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Melvin.

"The coaching staff worked extremely hard and were a big part of our success this season," said Melvin. "Their experience and day-to-day focus on game preparation did not go unnoticed by Ron and the front office."

Dale Sveum, the longest-tenured coach on the staff, will return for his seventh season overall and fourth as hitting coach. The Brewers led the National League in home runs (185) and slugging percentage (.425) last season and ranked third in batting average (.261). Rick Kranitz will return for his second season as pitching coach. Kranitz guided a staff which produced a franchise-record 96 wins while recording a 3.63 ERA, its best since posting a 3.43 ERA in 1992.

Also returning to the coaching staff are third-base coach Ed Sedar (sixth season; second as third-base coach), bullpen coach Stan Kyles (fourth season), first-base coach Garth Iorg (second season) and bench coach Jerry Narron (second season). Outfield coach John Shelby will return for his second season with the Brewers. He also serves as the team's "eye in the sky" during games.