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

Leave a Reply

NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hiroshima 24 15 8 1
Hanshin 21 12 9 0
Yomiuri 22 12 10 0
Yokohama 22 9 11 2
Chunichi 23 8 12 3
Yakult 22 8 14 0
G W L T
Rakuten 19 15 4 0
Orix 20 14 6 0
Seibu 20 11 9 0
Softbank 23 12 11 0
Lotte 21 6 15 0
Nippon Ham 23 5 18 0
Don't forget to check these out!