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Darnell Coles #11


In his second season as the D-backs' hitting coach...Served in the same capacity with the Brewers for 4 seasons (2015-18)…it was his second stint in Milwaukee's organization, having previously served as Minor League hitting coordinator (2010-11) and manager at Double-A Huntsville (2012-13)...Was the Tigers' assistant hitting coach in 2014, his first coaching position in the Majors…Detroit led the Majors in average (.277) and ranked second in runs (757), OBP (.331), SLG (.426) and OPS (.757)...Spent 4 years in the Nationals' organization (2006-09) as a Minor League roving hitting instructor (2006), manager at Short-Season A Vermont (2007) and Single-A Hagerstown (2008), and hitting coach at Triple-A Syracuse (2009)...Began his coaching career as the Minor League hitting coordinator with the Mariners in 2000.


In his first season as hitting coach, the D-backs matched the club record with 220 home runs (also: 2017), up from 176 in 2018…the 44-home run increase was the third-biggest jump in club history...Arizona featured a club-record-tying 6 players with 25+ doubles (also: 2005-06, '17), tied for the second most in the Majors (also: Colorado and Philadelphia), behind only Boston (7)...The D-backs logged 40 triples, tied for third in the Majors with the Royals…only the Rockies (41) and Tigers (41) had more. 


Played 14 Major League seasons with the Mariners (1983-85, '8890), Tigers (1986-87, '90), Pirates (1987-88), Giants (1991), Reds (1992), Blue Jays (1993-94), Cardinals (1995) and Rockies (1997)...Was a member of the 1993 World Champion Toronto Blue Jays...Is 1 of 15 players all-time, including Babe Ruth, to hit 3 homers in a game in both the NL (1987 Pirates) and AL (1994 Blue Jays)...Finished his career in the Japanese Central League (1996 Chunichi Dragons; 1997 Hanshin Tigers).  


Married to Shari…has 3 children: DeAnna, Darnell Jr. and Jared...Is a 1980 graduate of Dwight D. Eisenhower High School in Rialto, Calif.…committed to UCLA to play baseball and football before signing with the Mariners... Remains close friends with former teammate Ken Griffey Jr., who thanked him in his Hall of Fame induction speech in 2016...While Coles was coaching for Countryside (Fla.) High School in 2010, Griffey gave each player 2 pairs of shoes and batting gloves.