Nationals announce 2011 minor league managers, coaches & coordinators

The Washington Nationals today named their minor league managers, coaches and coordinators for the 2011 season. Nationals Assistant General Manager and Vice President of Player Development Bob Boone, Director of Player Development Doug Harris and Director of Minor League Operations Mark Scialabba made the joint announcements.

Among the changes from last season, Randy Knorr was promoted from his managerial post at Double-A to skipper the Syracuse Chiefs of the Triple-A International League. This assignment marks a homecoming for Knorr, who caught parts of four seasons (1991-92, 1995-96) in Syracuse. Tony Beasley, the Nationals third-base coach at the big league level in 2006, rejoins the organization to manage the Harrisburg Senators of the Double-A Eastern League.

The Auburn Doubledays of the short-season rookie-level New York-Penn League join the Nationals system beginning in 2011. They will be managed by Gary Cathcart with assistance from pitching coach Franklin Bravo and hitting coach Luis Ordaz.

TRIPLE-A SYRACUSE CHIEFS

[INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE]

Manager..................................................................... Randy Knorr

Pitching Coach........................................................... Greg Booker

Hitting Coach.............................................................. Jerry Browne

DOUBLE-A HARRISBURG SENATORS

[EASTERN LEAGUE]

Manager..................................................................... Tony Beasley

Pitching Coach........................................................... Randy Tomlin

Hitting Coach.............................................................. Troy Gingrich

SINGLE-A POTOMAC NATIONALS

[CAROLINA LEAGUE]

Manager.............................................................. Matt LeCroy

Pitching Coach..................................................... Paul Menhart

Hitting Coach....................................................... Mark Harris

SINGLE-A HAGERSTOWN SUNS

[SOUTH ATLANTIC LEAGUE]

Manager............................................................... Brian Daubach

Pitching Coach..................................................... Chris Michalak

Hitting Coach........................................................ Marlon Anderson

SHORT-SEASON SINGLE-A AUBURN DOUBLEDAYS

[NEW YORK-PENN LEAGUE]

Manager................................................................... Gary Cathcart

Pitching Coach.......................................................... Franklin Bravo

Hitting Coach............................................................. Luis Ordaz

ROOKIE-LEVEL GCL NATIONALS

[GULF COAST LEAGUE]

Manager.................................................................... Bobby Williams

Pitching Coach........................................................... Michael Tejera

Hitting Coach............................................................. Sergio Mendez

Coach........................................................................ John Poppert

ROOKIE-LEVEL DSL NATIONALS

[DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE]

DSL Academy Administrator................................. Fausto Severino

Manager............................................................. Sandy Martinez

Pitching Coach.................................................... Pablo Frias

Hitting Coach...................................................... Amaury Garcia

Coach................................................................ Eddy de los Antos


COORDINATORS

Senior Assistant, Player Development................................................ Pat Corrales

Field Coordinator...............................................................................Bobby Henley

Hitting Coordinator............................................................................ Rick Schu

Pitching Coordinator......................................................................... Spin Williams

Infield Coordinator............................................................................ Jeff Garber

Outfield/Baserunning Coordinator...................................................... Tony Tarasco

Rehab Pitching Coordinator.............................................................. Mark Grater

Medical/Rehab Coordinator............................................................... Steve Gober

Strength and Conditioning Coordinator............................................... Landon Brandes

Minor League Equipment and Clubhouse Manager.............................. John Mullin