Begins his eighth season as the Yankees' pitching coach in 2018, his 44th season in professional baseball as a player, coach or manager…was re-signed by the club on 12/4/17…since joining the Yankees in 2011, the club's pitchers have a 2.96 K/BB ratio (9,466K/3,195BB), the best mark in the AL and third-best in the Majors…their 2.84 BB/9.0IP (10,138.2IP/3,195BB) ratio is second in the Majors…since 2014, Yankees pitchers rank second in the AL and third in the Majors with 5,693K... In 2017, Yankees pitchers set a franchise record with 1,560K (previous: 1,393K in 2016)…posted the AL's third-lowest ERA (3.72), their lowest since 1985 (3.69)…with a .228 opp. BA, ﬁnished .0003 behind Los Angeles-NL for the lowest in the Majors (.2279 to .2282)…Yankees starters ranked ﬁfth in the Majors (second in the AL) with a 3.98 ERA, setting club records in strikeouts and K/9.0IP ratio (8.97, 907K/910.1IP)…allowed one-or-zero runs in 53 starts, their second-highest total since 1913 (58 in 1968)... In 2016, the Yankees pitching staﬀ led the AL (fourth in the Majors) with a 3.14 K/BB ratio (444BB)…in 2014, Yankees pitchers posted a franchise-record 3.44 K/BB ratio (1,370K, 398BB)…in 2012, Yankees starters combined for 71 wins, tied for third-most in the Majors…for the ﬁrst time since 2006, the Yankees had three starters earn at least 15 wins (Hughes, Kuroda and Sabathia)…the Yankees led the AL with 1,222K in 2011... Was the Cubs' pitching coach for nine seasons (2002-10)…their team ERA ranked in the top ﬁve of the NL in three straight seasons (2007-09)…Cubs pitchers led the Majors in strikeouts in each of his ﬁrst seven seasons with the club (2002-08), including a then-single-season Major League-record 1,404K in 2003... Was a member of World Series-winning coaching staﬀs with Cincinnati in 1990 and Florida in 1997... Began his coaching career as a roving minor league pitching instructor for the Reds from 1986-89, before joining their Major League staﬀ as bullpen coach from 1990-91 and pitching coach from 1992-93…was the Braves' roving minor league pitching instructor in 1994…was the Marlins' pitching coach from 1995-97... Served as the ﬁrst manager in Tampa Bay Devil Rays history, named to the post on 11/7/97…went 205-294 from 1998 through 4/18/01…raised the team's winning pct. in each of his three full seasons…ﬁnished the 2001 season as a consultant to the Marlins…was named to Joe Torre's 2000 AL All-Star coaching staff.
Pitched for 11 years from 1975-85 with the Cincinnati and Detroit organizations, going 66-46 with 50 saves and a 3.96 ERA in 387 minor league games (80GS)…signed by the Reds as a non-drafted free agent in 1975. Made seven career Major League relief appearances with the Tigers in 1981 and '82, recording a 5.40 ERA…made his MLB debut on 9/11/81 vs. Cleveland (0.1IP, 1IBB).
Married (Jane) and has three children, Charlotte (a 2015 NYU graduate), Claire (a 2017 NYU graduate) and Scott (a University of Chicago sophomore)…attended Bradley University and Florida State University, graduating from FSU with a degree in business management…was a member of FSU's 1975 NCAA Regional Championship team.