Named Detroit's pitching coach on July 3, 2011, marking the first time he has served in that capacity at the Major League
level...The 2015 season marks his 38th in professional baseball.
• During his tenure as the Tigers pitching coach, Justin Verlander (2011) and Max Scherzer (2013) have each captured
the American League Cy Young Award...Anibal Sanchez won the American League ERA crown in 2013.
• Tabbed the Tigers bullpen coach on Nov. 9, 2006, marking his fifth stint in that capacity...Spent the 1995 season, the final month of the 1998 season and all of 1999 as the club's bullpen coach, in addition to joining the Major League staff to serve the remainder of the season in that role on both Sept. 7, 2000, and April 9, 2002.
• Prior to joining Detroit's Major League coaching staff, he most recently served as the pitching coach at Triple-A Toledo
for seven seasons (2000-06)...Also served in that role with Toledo in 1990, 1993-94 and 1997-98.
• His professional coaching career began with the Tigers organization in 1989, when he served as the pitching coach at
Class A Fayetteville...Spent two seasons as the pitching coach at Double-A London (1991-92) and one season as the
pitching coach at Double-A Jacksonville (1996).
• Selected by Oakland in the 13th round of the June 1977 Draft...His pitching career spanned 11 seasons (1977-87).
• Attended Southgate High School in Michigan, helping lead his team to the Wyandotte League title in 1974...Attended
Bowling Green State University.
• Actively participates in Play Baseball Detroit and the Tigers Dreams Come True Program...Joined youths in celebrating
the holiday season at the Detroit Tigers/SportService Holiday Giving Party...Actively participates in the Detroit Tigers
Autographed Memorabilia Donation Program...Attended Keeping Kids in the Game and participated in the Tigers
Winter Caravan and TigerFest.
• He and his wife, Paula, reside in Carleton, MI...The couple has two daughters, Audrey and Whitney.