Cubs Announce Minor League Coaching Staffs and Coordinators

The Cubs announced their 2011 Minor League coaching staffs and coordinators on Thursday. While five former Cubs remain in the system, Jody Davis is no longer with the organization as both sides decided to go in different directions.

Bill Dancy received a promotion to Triple-A after earning Southern League Coach of the Year honors last year with the Smokies. Mark Johnson will manage the Boise Hawks. Frank Castillo will serve as one of the Mesa Cubs’ pitching coaches and Jason Dubois will begin his coaching career as the hitting instructor for the Mesa Cubs.

Here is a complete list of the Cubs’ Minor League Coaches and Coordinators …

Iowa Cubs – Triple-A
Bill Dancy – Manager
Mike Mason – Pitching Coach
Von Joshua – Hitting Coach

Tennessee Smokies – Double-A
Brian Harper – Manager
Marty Mason – Pitching Coach
Mariano Duncan – Hitting Coach

Daytona Cubs – High Class-A
Buddy Bailey – Manager
Tom Pratt – Pitching Coach
Barbaro Garbey – Hitting Coach

Peoria Chiefs – Low Class-A
Casey Kopitzke – Manager
Jeff Fassero – Pitching Coach
Ricardo Medina – Hitting Coach

Boise Hawks – Short-Season Class-A
Mark Johnson – Manager
David Rosario – Pitching Coach
Desi Wilson – Hitting Coach

Mesa Cubs – Rookie Ball
Juan Cabreja – Manager
Rick Tronerud – Pitching Coach
Frank Castillo – Pitching Coach
Jason Dubois – Hitting Coach

Dominican (1) – Rookie Ball
Manuel Callado – Manager
Leo Hernandez – Pitching Coach
Alberto Garcia – Hitting Coach

Dominican (2) – Rookie Ball
Yudith Ozorio – Manager
Anderson Tavares – Pitching Coach
Leo Perez – Hitting Coach
Franklin Blanco – Hitting Coach

Minor League Coordinators
Dave Bialas – Minor League Field Coordinator
Dennis Lewallyn – Minor League Pitching Coordinator
Tom Beyers – Minor League Hitting Coordinator
Franklin Fort – Minor League Infield Coordinator
Carmelo Martinez – Latin American Field Coordinator
Marty Pevey – Minor League Catching Coordinator
Lee Tinsley – Minor League Outfield/Baserunning Coordinator
Doug Jarrow – Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator
Justin Sharpe – Minor League Athletic Training Coordinator
Chuck Baughman – Minor League Rehabilitation Coordinator

Minor League Coordinators – Official Release from
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