Your 2024 Angels Coaching Staff

Manager- Ron Washington

Ron Washington coached for the Mets, the Athletics, and the Atlanta Braves. He owns a World Series ring from his time with the Braves. He managed the Texas Rangers from 2007 to 2014 and led the team to the World Series in 2010 and 2011. As a player he was primarily a middle infielder. Overall, as a manager he is 664-611 in regular season games and 18-16 in postseason games. Let’s hope he can light a fire under a couple of asses and get the Angels to a winning season.

Bench Coach- Ray Montgomery

Ray Montgomery played three seasons with the Houston Astros. He then spent four seasons as an area scout for the Milwaukee Brewers and another four years as scouting director of the Arizona Diamondbacks. After a short stint as Angels Director of Player Development he became the Angels Bench Coach after the 2021 season.

Hitting Coach- Johnny Washington

Long Beach native Johnny Washington played for seven seasons in the minor leagues and independent ball as a middle infielder. He coached the Ogden raptors, the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, and the San Antonio Missions. He served the Padres MLB club as first base coach and then later as the hitting coach. In 2021 he was the hitting coach for the Hanwha Eagles and in 2022 he was assistant hitting coach for the Chicago Cubs.

Pitching Coach- Barry Enright

Barry Enright was a journeyman pitcher who pitched for the Angels for approximately a year before being DFAd in May of 2013. He is also a professional golfer who won the TPC Champions Classic by defeating Sam Triplett in a six hole playoff in May of 2020. He served as the pitching coach of the Hillsboro Hops in the Northwest League. He was assistant pitching coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks before being hired by the Angels as pitching coach on November 21, 2023.

First Base Coach- Bo Porter

Marquis Donnell “Bo” Porter was an outfielder who got some major league playing time with the Cubs, Athletics, and Rangers. Most of his Playing career was spent in the minor leagues, particularly in Atlanta and Colorado’s minor league systems. He has held a variety of coaching and managing jobs in both the minor leagues and the major leagues. He was Manager of the Houston Astros for about a season and a half before being fired for griping about the General Manager interfering with his field management decisions. He had a .367 win percentage as the Astros Manager.

Third Base Coach- Eric Young Sr.

Eric Young Sr. played second base and left field between 1992 and 2006. He had 465 stolen bases in that time. He served as running instructor with the Houston Astros before being hired and then fired as the first base coach for a succession of teams including the Diamondbacks and Rockies. He also held that position with the Braves but voluntarily left the Braves in order to become the Angels new third base coach.

Bullpen Coach- Steve Karsay

Steve Karsay pitched in the first combined perfect game in Texas League history together with Scott Feldman and A.J. Murray against the Corpus Christie Hooks. In the majors he pitched for the Athletics, the Indians, the Braves, the Yankees, and the Rangers for a career ERA of 4.01. He served as the pitching coach for a couple of minor league teams in the Cleveland system before being the bullpen coach for the Major League Brewers.

Infield Coach- Ryan Goins

Ryan Goins played primarily as a second baseman and shortstop with the Blue Jays, Royals, and White Sox. He also played first base and third base plus some outfield for a career fielding percentage of .986. He was better than that at second base. The numbers were dragged down a little bit by his play in the outfield. He even pitched an inning for the Blue Jays. He retired on October 9, 2023 and one month later he was the Angels infield coach. He is still only 35 and this is his first coaching gig.

Offensive Coordinator- Tim Laker

Here is our Offensive Coordinator. How offensive you say? He played as a catcher from 1992 to 2006 for the Expos, Orioles, Devil Rays, Pirates, and Indians. He was named in the Mitchell Report and admitted to taking Deca-Durobolin and testosterone from 1995 to 1999. He managed in the minor leagues as high as the AA West Tenn Diamond Jaxx. In the majors he coached as the Assistant Hitting Coach for the Diamondbacks in 2017 and as the Hitting Coach for the Seattle Mariners in 2019.

Catching Coach- Jerry Narron

Another catcher as you might expect, Jerry Narron was the backup catcher to Thurman Munson with the Yankees and started on the day that Munson was killed in a plane crash. He was with the Angels for several years but spent most of that time in the minor leagues. He has held a variety of coaching positions in both the minors and the major leagues culminating in managing the Reds from June 20, 2005 through July 1, 2007. His record was 157-179.

Assistant Coach- Jayson Nix

Jayson Nix was a utility player for the Rockies, White Sox, Indians, Blue Jays, Yankees, Phillies, Pirates, and Royals. He served as a coach for the ACL Angels in 2021 and was promoted to Minor League Assistant Field Coordinator in February of 2022. This year he has now been bumped up to Assistant Coach on the big club. I can’t say exactly what his duties might be. I looked up what a field coordinator does and it was no more instructive than looking up what an assistant coach does. He will probably attend meetings when other guys are too busy.

Staff Assistant- Tim Buss

Tim Buss the Staff Assistant, not to be confused with Tim Buss the child murderer, came to the Angels the year Joe Maddon came to the Angels as Manager. He had been the strength and conditioning coach with the Chicago Cubs for about ten years. In 2022 the Angels called him Quality Assurance Coach and in 2023 they called him Staff Assistant, which is the position he now holds.

Bullpen Catcher- Jason Brown

Jason Brown’s playing career seems to have been confined to his college days at USC. He has coached for several teams in the minor leagues before becoming a Coaching Assistant and later Catching Coach for the New York Yankees. He is probably a backup to Jerry Narron, who has a little more star power at the moment.

Batting Practice Pitcher- Mike Ashman

Mike Ashman played as a first baseman, catcher, and third baseman. This was pretty much all in the minors in the Oakland and Pittsburgh systems. He is a Tulalip tribal elder and a professional batting practice pitcher, probably for life.

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gitchogritchoffmypettis
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I wouldn’t know a good coach if he came up and bit me in the ass. I kind of know which coaches had a good season last year…. because some pitchers/hitters actually had good seasons last year. Sometimes I here John Smoltz or Joe Buck tell me someone is good…. that year…..

Fk it. I’m CtPG Guy. I’m gonna talk shit like someone’s shoving it in the other end every night and I just can’t help myself cause bitch has gotta bitch. Also, none of these guys are my favorite ex-Angels player. What that has to do with being a good coach I have no idea, but I’m is angeree.

I have no idea if this coaching staff is good. I bet that, if they had the Doyers roster they’d look pretty good. If they had the Rockies, not so much. Maybe they’ll be the 2021 Gaints, look like geniuses next, have Tootie Too wishing they’d bukaki him, and then be unemployed by 2026.The guys they do have…. they will have a few players who make them look good while Trout and Rendon get hurt, Howie Kendick (2024) refuses to lay off the slider outside till he’s 18 years into his career, and CtPG guy radiates small dick energy all over the team as they finish with 79 wins.

What this team really needs is to go get Joe Maddon….. oh. wait. shit….

Eric_in_Portland
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18 days ago

I think this is great. I especially like having Torii and Percy on-board

Fansince1971
Legend
18 days ago

I’m confused. Is that sarcasm?

WallyChuckChili
Legend
18 days ago

and Chili Davis!

steelgolf
Super Member
18 days ago

JH Sr. and the Misfits.

red floyd
Legend
18 days ago

At least the players will know who to ask for golfing tips when the season is over.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
18 days ago
Reply to  red floyd

Hopefully in October

Hopium!!

HalosFanForLife
Trusted Member
19 days ago

Is there a complete list of all the system? The pitching coordinators, hitting coordinators, etc?

Cowboy26
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18 days ago

Don’t know but I recently saw a complete list of coaches that will be at AA this year:

https://twitter.com/BeyondTheHalo/status/1753220049639502122#

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Cowboy26

MIKE WUERTZ! I knew it! PerrArte is so cheap and stupid! This org is a joke! Why can’t we hire a guy like Augie Sassoonboom?

Angelz4ever
Super Member
19 days ago

Kevin Pillar off the boards-Shucks!!

MarineLayer
Super Member
19 days ago
Reply to  Charles Sutton

I don’t think we’ve got a ton of speed on the roster but even slowish guys can steal a few bases opportunistically.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  MarineLayer

We’ve got a lot of “Toyota Supra” level speed. Adell, Moniak, Trout, Rengifo, Neto, Hicks. Not FAST, but yeah, fast enough to steal a few each.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Charles Sutton

We’ll just have to see while they just have to see. I mean, Mike Trout…. never a base stealing threat really. They may want to run more now, but they won’t know if they actually will till they see some guys steal bases in Tempe. It’s gonna be cool though cause we can complain that they don’t run enough or run too much in either case. Washington is so stupid, in over his head, in game decisions, blah blah. We’ll always have “in game decisions”.

FungoAle
Super Member
19 days ago

Going to be able to field some good Texas Hold-em tourneys while on the road.

Mia
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Mia
19 days ago

Ron didn’t want to bring in his own bench coach?

That sure is a list of names. We’ll judge them by the product on the field. Best of luck.

Roy Hobbs
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19 days ago
Reply to  Mia

He did, but the club did not want to pay the coach he wanted.

Mia
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Mia
18 days ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

Riiight. Clint Hurdle. I remember now.

Cheap ass Arte.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Mia

It’s kind of the “hip new thing” to have a bench coach who, at least in theory, has ties to the development guys. Montgomery has that, at least on paper.

halofansince1978
Super Member
19 days ago

I like every one of these hires…but.

Players win games…not the coaches.

MarineLayer
Super Member
19 days ago

But bad coaches can help a team lose games, so that’s why this staff seems like a huge improvement over previous years.

Fansince1971
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19 days ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Honestly, on paper I am not sure this coaching staff is appreciably better than any of the prior ones in the last decade. There is some potential for being more aggressive on the base paths and better team D but we will see if the players will favorably respond to that and turn that into wins. I do think Wash is probably a better choice than Nevin but not sure he’s “better” in any meaningful way than Maddon. Pitching coach Enright doesn’t excite me any more than his predecessors did.

My favorite of the group is EYJr at 3rd. But that is more because I expect him to be aggressive as opposed to his making much of a difference.

As Mia said – it’s a bunch of names on paper. We will have to wait and see if they change the culture in a way that results in a higher percentage chance of winning.

MarineLayer
Super Member
19 days ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

I think know a ton about them, but how can Enright not be an improvement over Wise. Ronald Acuna is just a name on a piece of paper too, but I am comfortable asserting he’s quite good.

Its rare that I get to argue to optimist side of anything here, but I am quite optimistic that this staff will be a significant upgrade.

Cowboy26
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19 days ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

And ask Acuna (or any of his teammates) what he thinks of our new coaching staff.

Mia
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Mia
19 days ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

The pessimists would love to be wrong, believe me!

And the staff might not even factor in much. You can’t coach injured players. And we always lose most of our starters by the break.

Hey, maybe they’ll have some revolutionary ideas to keep guys on the field. Who knows.

Fansince1971
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19 days ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

I’m glad to hear that.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Fansince1971

I’d have to say that my main issue with the coaching staff is I don’t know jack shit about most MLB coaching staffs. I have literally no idea what these guys will do. And that’s why I’m right and I will angrily debate anyone who disagrees with me.

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