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.