The Cincinnati Reds rolled out plenty of coaching news yesterday on the minor league front. The Dayton Dragons and Louisville Bats released their information first and Daytona followed up an hour later. You can read all about the coaching staffs that were put in place at those three stops here. Later in the afternoon we got releases from both the Billings Mustangs and the Pensacola Blue Wahoos. That leaves us with just the Arizona League Reds who haven’t announced any of their coaching staff.

Billings Mustangs

The Mustangs will see Dick Schofield return to manage in Billings for the second straight season. He led the team to the Pioneer League Championship in the 2014 season. Here is his managerial record:

Year Team League W L W-L%
2001 Springfield FRON 45 39 .536
2002 South Bend MIDW 52 87 .374
2014 Billings PION 41 35 .539

He will be joined by Derrin Ebert as the pitching coach. Ebert will also be returning for his second season with the Mustangs. The hitting coach has not been named for the team.

Pensacola Blue Wahoos

The Blue Wahoos will have a new manager for the 2015 season. Pat Kelly will take over as manager for Pensacola after managing the Bakersfield Blaze to the playoffs in the 2014 season. Kelly has been managing in the Reds system since 2007, managing the rookie level Reds, Lynchburg and Billings in his time. Here is his full managerial record:

Year Team League W L W-L%
1986 Charleston SALL 63 69 .477
1987 Reno CALL 76 66 .535
1988 Wichita TL 60 76 .441
1989 Wichita TL 73 63 .537
1990 Las Vegas PCL 58 86 .403
1991 Indianapolis AA 75 68 .524
1991 Rockford MIDW 76 61 .555
1992 Indianapolis AA 83 61 .576
1993 Chattanooga SOUL 72 69 .511
1994 Chattanooga SOUL 67 73 .479
1995 Harrisburg EL 61 80 .433
1996 Harrisburg EL 74 68 .521
1997 Ottawa IL 54 86 .386
1998 Ottawa IL 69 74 .483
1999 Syracuse IL 73 71 .507
2000 Syracuse IL 74 66 .529
2003 Richmond IL 64 79 .448
2004 Richmond IL 79 62 .560
2005 Richmond IL 56 88 .389
2007 Reds GULF 15 41 .268
2008 Reds GULF 25 31 .446
2009 Reds GULF 28 27 .509
2010 Lynchburg CARL 61 77 .442
2011 Billings PION 44 32 .579
2012 Billings PION 42 34 .553
2013 Billings PION 28 46 .378
2014 Bakersfield CALL 78 62 .557

Returning to Pensacola will be hitting coach Alex Pelaez and pitching coach Jeff Fassero. Pelaez will be in his second season with the Blue Wahoos. He spent the five years prior to that as the hitting coach in Dayton, Billings and the rookie level Reds. Fassero returns as the pitching coach for his second season, his only two with the Reds.

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