Named Phillies 3rd base coach on 11/10/17, his first ML coaching assignment... Spent 10 years as a manager in the Phillies minor league system... Managed Lehigh Valley (AAA) to a 2017 playoff berth in his only season with the club... Is Reading's (AA) all-time winningest manager (373-335, .527)... Named Eastern League Manager of the Year two consecutive seasons (2015-16)... Led Reading to back-to-back Eastern Division titles (2015-16) with 2015 being its first since 2001; also managed Reading to the playoff s in 2012... Was the only manager to lead Reading for 5 straight seasons... Prior to Reading, managed two years (2010-11) for Clearwater (A), one (2009) for Lakewood (A) and one (2008) for Williamsport (A)... Managed in the Arizona Fall League in 2012... Led Lakewood to the 2009 South Atlantic League Championship and was named SAL Manager of the Year.
Played for 14 years... Was originally signed by SEA in 1994 as a non-drafted free agent... Played in the farm systems of SEA (1994-2000), FLA (2001), MIL (2002), KC (2002), CLE (2003-05) and the Phillies (2006-07)... Appeared in over 1,000 minor league games... Made his ML debut in 2002 with KC, going 3-for-5 with an RBI in 3 games... Spent the 2001 season with Portland (AA), where he played alongside his brother Derek... Played his final two seasons in the Phillies minor league system.
Dustin James Wathan… Married Heidi Stahl (1/2/99); has two daughters, Elle (4/11/01) and Maeve (12/30/05), and two sons, Huck (11/7/02) and Gus (10/22/09)… 1991 graduate of Blue Springs High School (MO), where he played baseball… Attended Cerritos College (CA)… His father, John Wathan, played for and managed the Kansas City Royals, and his brother, Derek, played parts of 11 minor league seasons… Hobby: Spending time with his kids.