The Cincinnati Reds have hired Bryan Conger to be their minor league pitching coordinator. The move seems to be the final one in the organization this offseason as they’ve restructured the way that their pitching hierarchy is laid out from top to bottom, including several promotions.
The job was opened up for the hiring of Bryan Conger after Kyle Boddy, who had previously been the Pitching Coordinator/Director of Pitching Initiatives, took on the role of Director of Pitching and opened up the minor league pitching coordinator role. Boddy took over that role following the 2019 season, and he helped oversee pitching development in 2020 for minor leaguers who for the most part were working remotely as there was no season played.
Two years ago, Bryan Conger was the head coach at Tarleton State, a Division II school in Texas. He left the program in early 2019 to join the Texas Rangers organization where he was the pitching coach for the Rangers at their complex level. In 2020 he was scheduled to take over as the pitching coach for their rookie level team, the Spokane Indians, but that didn’t happen with the season being cancelled.
According to the Texas Rangers Media Guide, before joining Tarleton Conger was a coach at Utah from 2003-2008, Cloud Community College, and Lamar Community College. He was a pitcher for four seasons at Tarleton in the early to mid-90’s.