Just before noon today the Dayton Dragons, Daytona (yet to be named franchise – name forthcoming on Thursday) and Louisville Bats both released the announcements of their coaching staffs. Pensacola, Billings and Arizona have not yet announced who their coaching staffs would be.

Dayton Dragons

Jose Nieves will return to the Dayton Dragons as their manager. He’s been the manager in Dayton for the previous two years. Nieves has also managed the Venezuelan Summer League Reds (no longer exist) and the Arizona League Reds. Here is his managerial record:

Year Team League W L W-L%
2010 Reds VESL 35 33 .515
2011 Reds ARIZ 31 25 .554
2012 Reds ARIZ 18 38 .321
2013 Dayton MIDW 65 74 .468
2014 Dayton MIDW 68 70 .493

Joining Nieves will be pitching coach Tom Browning and hitting coach Luis Bolivar. Browning was the pitching coach in Bakersfield during the 2014 season and has been in Dayton and Billings in the past as well. Bolivar will return to Dayton as the hitting coach for the Dragons. He took over the job in the 2014 season and is now a native of the Dayton area.

Daytona franchise

The yet to be named franchise in Daytona announced that Eli Marrero will be the manager for the team in 2015. Marrero has spent the previous two seasons as the manager for the Arizona League Reds. Here is his managerial record:

Year Team League W L W-L%
2013 Reds ARIZ 18 37 .327
2014 Reds ARIZ 24 32 .429

Marrero will be joined on the staff by pitching coach Tony Fossas and hitting coach Kevin Mahar. Fossas has spent six seasons as the pitching coach in Dayton and one season with the Billings Mustangs. Mahar will be in his third season with the organization, spending the previous two years as the hitting coach for the Billings Mustangs.

Louisville Bats

The Bats officially announced that Delino DeShields will be their manager, although DeShields broke that news a month ago. What we didn’t know until today is that he turned down the job as first base coach with the Minnesota Twins to take the promotion to the Louisville Bats job. He has managed in Billings, Dayton and Pensacola in past seasons for the Reds organization. Here is his managerial record:

Year Team League W L W-L%
2010 Billings PION 38 37 .507
2011 Dayton MIDW 83 57 .593
2012 Dayton MIDW 60 78 .435
2013 Pensacola SOUL 59 79 .428
2014 Pensacola SOUL 60 80 .429

Ted Power will be returning as the pitching coach for the Louisville Bats. It will be his 10th season as their pitching coach. Tony Jaramillo is also returning to the Bats and will serve as their hitting coach for the third season. He’s also been the hitting coach in Billings, Dayton, Lynchburg, Bakersfield and Pensacola in past seasons.

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