Yankees Roster & Staff

Reggie Willits #


Will be making his Major League coaching debut after being named the Yankees' first base coach and outfield instructor on 2/5/18... Spent the previous three seasons (2015-17) serving as an outfield and baserunning coordinator in the organization's player development system…during his tenure, Yankees minor leaguers were successful on 70.3 percent of their stolen base attempts... Prior to joining the Yankees organization, served as the head coach of both fall and spring baseball at Binger-Olney H.S. (Okla.) from August 2012 to January 2015…his team qualified for the state tournament in four of his five seasons and captured the state championship twice.


Played six seasons as a switch-hitting outfielder for the Los Angeles Angels (2006-11), batting .258 (218-for-844) with 146R, 35 doubles, 58RBI and 40SB in 414 Major League games…in 2007, he led all AL rookies with 69BB and a .391 OBP and ranked in the top five in batting average (second, .293), stolen bases (second, 27), runs (third, 74) and hits (fifth, 126)... Was originally selected by the Angels in the seventh round of the 2003 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Oklahoma.


Is married to Amber…the couple has three children: Jaxon, Eli and Hunter... His father named him Reggie after Reggie Jackson…his sister, Wendi, was a professional basketball player and won a championship with the Los Angeles Sparks... Played for the University of Oklahoma after transferring from Seminole State College (Okla.)... Attended Fort Cobb-Broxton H.S. (Okla.).