2017 Seibu Lions coaching staff changes

The Seibu Lions have announced that the following coaches will not be returning next year:

  • Infield/Base Coach Hiroshi Narahara – contract will not be renewed (9/29)
  • Ni-gun Batting/Outfield/Base Coach Katsuhiko Miyaji – contract will not be renewed (9/29)
  • Training Coach Tatsuya Nakano – resignation tendered and accepted (9/29)
  • Battery Coach Masanori Taguchi – resignation tendered and accepted (9/29)
  • Ni-gun Pitching/Ikusei Coach Chikara Onodera – resignation tendered and accepted (9/29)

Source: Seibu announcement 9/29, Seibu announcement 9/29, Seibu announcement 10/1

The Lions announced the following additions to their coaching staff:

  • Toshifumi Baba – infield/base coach (10/11)
  • Fumiya Nishiguchi – Ni-gun pitching coach (10/11)
  • Kosuke Noda – Ni-gun battery coach (10/11)
  • Takanori Hoshi – Ikusei coach (10/11)
  • Kenta Kudo – training coach (10/11)

Source: Seibu announcement 10/11

The Lions announced that Norio Tanabe will become a team adviser next year, effective February 1, 2017.

Source: Seibu announcement 12/7

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