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Meacham’s return highlights Blue Jays’ 2019 minor league coaching staffs

Bobby Meacham will be returning as manager of the Buffalo Bisons for a third straight season, the team announced on Thursday.

One of just three players to play for and manage the Bisons, Meacham has compiled a 126-153 record over his first two seasons in Buffalo.

The 58-year-old has been managing within the Blue Jays organization for seven seasons, having managed single-A Dunedin in 2013, then double-A New Hampshire from 2014 to 2016.

Meacham’s career managerial record is 691-779.

While most of his managerial career has been spent in the minors, the former big league shortstop did have an opportunity at the major league level, serving as a first and third base coach for six seasons between 2006 and 2012.

Along with Meacham, Bisons’ hitting coach Corey Hart, position coach Devon White, athletic trainer Bob Tarpey and conditioning coach Brian Pike will all be returning. Doug Mathis will be the lone newcomer on the Bisons’ coaching staff, serving as the ball club’s pitching coach.

It’s worth noting some of the Blue Jays’ minor league affiliates will employ dietitians starting this season.

Below is a full list of the Blue Jays’ minor league coaching staff for 2019:


MINOR LEAGUE COORDINATORS

Field Coordinator: Eric Wedge
Coordinator, Practice Design/Skill Development: Casey Candaele
Pitching Coordinator: Jeff Ware
Hitting Coordinator: Hunter Mense
Senior Pitching Advisor: Rick Langford
Rehab Pitching Advisor: Darold Knowles
Catching Coordinator: Ken Huckaby
Special Assistant PD: Tim Raines
Outfield Coordinator: Antoan Richardson
Infield Coordinator: Danny Solano
Latin American Field Coordinator: John Tamargo
Latin American Player Advisor: Omar Malave
Video Coordinator: Ryan Monsevalles
Performance and Development Analyst: Evan Short
Equipment Coordinator: Billy Wardlow

HIGH PERFORMANCE – DUNEDIN
Assistant Director, Operations: Dehra Harris
Assistant Director, Programs: Clive Brewer
Medical Coordinator: Pat Chasse
Assistant Medical Coordinator, Athletic Trainer, Certified: Drew MacDonald
Assistant Medical Coordinator, Rehab: Garrett Valls
Gulf Coast League Athletic Trainer, Certified and Latin American Coordinator: Jon Woodworth
Physical Therapist Fellow: Phillip Dimino
Strength & Conditioning Coordinator: Steve Rassel
Strength & Conditioning Rehab Coach: Pat Rosanio
Head of Nutrition: Stephanie Wilson
Nutrition Coordinator: Kate Burks
Head of Mental Performance: Ben Freakley Jr.
Mental Performance Coach: Rafael Dubois
Mental Performance Coach: Tanya Bialostozky
Mental Performance Coach: Rob DiBernardo
Assistant Mental Performance Coach: Francisco Rodriguez

AFFILIATE STAFF ASSIGNMENTS

BUFFALO
Manager: Bobby Meacham
Pitching Coach: Doug Mathis
Hitting Coach: Corey Hart
Position Coach: Devon White
Trainer: Robert Tarpey
Strength and Conditioning Coach: Brian Pike
Dietitian: Spencer Webb

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Manager: Mike Mordecai
Pitching Coach: Vince Horsman
Hitting Coach: Donnie Murphy
Position Coach: Andy Fermin
Trainer: Caleb Daniel
Strength and Conditioning Coach: Ryan Maedel
Dietitian: Lauren Poole

DUNEDIN
Manager: Cesar Martin
Pitching Coach: Jim Czajkowski
Hitting Coach: Matt Young
Analyst Coach:Jake McGuiggan
Trainer: Michael Rendon
Strength and Conditioning Coach: Kyle Edlhuber
Dietitian: Katarina Mangieri

LANSING
Manager: Dallas McPherson
Pitching Coach: Antonio Caceres
Hitting Coach: Logan Bone
Position Coach: Dave Pano
Trainer: Hiroki Yoshimoto
Strength and Conditioning Coach: Aaron Spano
Dietitian: Allison Tropf

VANCOUVER
Manager: Casey Candaele
Pitching Coach: Demetre Kokoris
Hitting Coach: Aaron Mathews
Position Coach: Danny Canellas
Trainer: Luke Greene
Strength and Conditioning Coach: Justin Batcher

BLUEFIELD
Manager: Luis Hurtado
Pitching Coach: Rafael Lazo
Hitting Coach: Paul Elliott
Position Coach: Chris Schaeffer
Trainer: Brandon Hammerstrom
Strength and Conditioning Coach: Casey Callison

GULF COAST
Manager: Dennis Holmberg
Pitching Coach: Mark Worrell
Hitting Coach: Michel Abreu
Position Coach: George Carroll
Strength and Conditioning Coach: Robert Murdock
Dietitian: Sam Robinson

DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE
Field Coordinator: Pablo Cruz
Manager: Jose Mayorga
Pitching Coach: Yoel Hernandez
Hitting Coach: Petr Stribrcky
Position Coach: Jose Mateo
Asst. Pitching Coach: Cory Popham
Assistant: Jesus Figueroa
Trainer: Roelvis Vargas
Assistant Trainer: Ysidro Reyes
Strength and Conditioning Coach: Imbewer Alvarez
Asst. Strength and Conditioning Coach: Roswell Del Rosario

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