2018 Softbank Hawks Staff Changes/Updates

Status Name JPN Name ENG Current Position Notes Official
MV 飯田哲也 Tetsuya Iida Ni-gun hitting coach [11/08] The Hawks announced that Iida will be a San-gun outfield/base coach next year. … [11/07] Iida is expected to become a San-gun outfield/base coach. Nikkan Sports 11/7/2018 11/08
MV 佐久本昌広 Masahiro Sakumoto Ni-gun pitching coach [11/08] The Hawks announced that Sakumoto will be a farm roving pitching coach next year. … [11/07] Kurano is expected to become a farm roving coach. Nikkan Sports 11/7/2018 11/08
MV 若田部健一 Kenichi Wakatabe Ichi-gun pitching coach [11/08] The Hawks announced that Wakatabe will be a Ni-gun pitching coach next year. … [11/07] Kurano is expected to become a Ni-gun pitching coach. Nikkan Sports 11/7/2018 11/08
MV 倉野信次 Shinji Kurano Ichi-gun general pitching coach [11/08] The Hawks announced that Kurano will be an Ichi-gun pitching coach next year. … [11/07] Kurano is expected to become a chief pitching coach. Nikkan Sports 11/7/2018 11/08
MV 藤本博史 Hiroshi Fujimoto Ichi-gun hitting coach [11/08] The Hawks announced that Fujimoto will take over as San-gun manager. … [11/07] Fujimoto is expected to become a San-gun manager. Nikkan Sports 11/7/2018 11/08
MV 関川浩一 Koichi Sekikawa San-gun manager [11/08] The Hawks announced that Sekikawa will be an Ichi-gun hitting coach next year. … [11/07] Sekikawa is expected to become an Ichi-gun hitting coach. Nikkan Sports 11/7/2018 11/08
MV 森浩之 Hiroyuki Mori Strategy/Battery Coach [11/08] The Hawks announced that Mori will take over as head coach. … [11/07] Mori is expected to become a head coach. Nikkan Sports 11/7/2018 11/08
IN 新井宏昌 Hiromasa Arai [11/08] The Hawks announced that they added Arai to their staff as a Ni-gun hitting coach. … [11/07] The Hawks are planning to offer Arai a job as Ni-gun hitting coach. Daily Sports 11/7/2018, Sports Hochi 11/7/2018, Sponichi 11/7/2018 11/08
OUT 高波文一 Fumikazu Takanami San-gun OF/Base Coach [11/05] Takanami will not return next year. 11/05
松山秀明 Hideaki Matsuyama Ni-gun INF/Base Coach [11/04] Matsuyama could be reassigned to the Ichi-gun staff. Sports Hochi 11/4/2018  
IN 本多雄一 Yuichi Honda Retiring [11/08] The Hawks announced that they added Honda to their staff as an Ichi-gun infield/base coach. … [11/04] Honda is expected to join the staff as an Ichi-gun or Ni-gun infield/base coach. Nikkan Sports 11/4/2018, Sports Hochi 11/4/2018, Sponichi 11/4/2018 11/08
STAY 工藤公康 Kimiyasu Kudo Ichi-gun Manager [11/04] Kudo was in the second year of a three-year contract this season. Sports Hochi 11/4/2018  
OUT 達川光男 Mitsuo Tatsukawa Head Coach [11/04] The Softbank Hawks received and accepted Tatsukawa’s resignation after the team failed to win the Pacific League pennant. Daily Sports 11/4/2018 11/04
OUT 水上善雄 Yoshio Mizukami Ichi-gun INF/Base Coach [11/04] Mizukami will not return next year. 11/04
OUT 藤田学 Manabu Fujita Pro Scout Advisor [10/03] Fujita will not return next year. 10/03

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