Tag Archive: 2018 Coaching Staff

ORI

2018 Orix Buffaloes Coaching Staff

Ichi-gun Coaching Staff

Position Name JPN Name ENG Uni Age
Manager 福良 淳一 Fukura, Junichi 78 57
Head Coach 西村 徳文 Nishimura, Norifumi 77 57
Pitching Coach 高山 郁夫 Takayama, Ikuo 73 55
Pitching Coach 平井 正史 Hirai, Masafumi 72 42
Hitting Coach 藤井 康雄 Fujii, Yasuo 71 55
Hitting Coach 下山 真二 Shimoyama, Shinji 74 41
Infield/Base Coach 風岡 尚幸 Kazaoka, Naoyuki 76 49
Outfield/Base Coach 佐竹 学 Satake, Manabu 75 43
Battery Coach 鈴木 郁洋 Suzuki, Fumihiro 82 42
Bullpen Coach 別府 修作 Beppu, Shusaku 90 54

Ni-gun Coaching Staff

Position Name JPN Name ENG Uni Age
Manager 田口 壮 Taguchi, So 81 48
Head Coach/Ikusei Supervisor 弓岡 敬二郎 Yumioka, Keijiro 85 59
Chief/Hitting Coach 米村 理 Yonemura, Osamu 86 58
Pitching Coach 小林 宏 Kobayashi, Hiroshi 89 46
Pitching Coach 小松 聖 Komatsu, Satoshi 88 36
Hitting Coach 辻 竜太郎 Tsuji, Ryutaro 79 41
Infield/Base Coach 勝呂 壽統 Suguro, Hironori 83 54
Outfield/Base Coach 早川 大輔 Hayakawa, Daisuke 84 42
Battery Coach 三輪 隆 Miwa, Takashi 70 47

Ikusei

Position Name JPN Name ENG Uni Age
Ikusei Coach 酒井 勉 Sakai, Tsutomu 80 54
Ikusei Coach 齋藤 俊雄 Saito, Toshio 87 33
Ikusei Coach 川端 崇義 Kawabata, Takayoshi 96 32

Source: Orix 10/29/2017

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2018 Hanshin Tigers Coaching Staff

Ichi-gun Coaching Staff

Position Name JPN Name ENG Uni Age
Manager 金本 知憲 Kanemoto, Tomoaki 6 49
Head/Hitting Coach 片岡 篤史 Kataoka, Atsushi 80 48
Strategy/General Coach 高代 延博 Takashiro, Nobuhiro 70 63
Chief/Fielding/Base Coach 平田 勝男 Hirata, Katsuo 78 58
Pitching Coach 香田 勲 Koda, Isao 90 52
Pitching Coach 金村 暁 Kanemura, Satoru 73 41
Battery Coach 山田 勝彦 Yamada, Katsuhiko 82 48
Hitting Coach 平野 恵一 Hirano, Keiichi 76 38
Infield/Base Coach 久慈 照嘉 Kuji, Teruyoshi 71 48
Outfield/Base Coach 中村 豊 Nakamura, Yutaka 87 44
Training Coach 伊藤 敦規 Ito, Atsunori 91 54

Ni-gun Coaching Staff

Position Name JPN Name ENG Uni Age
Manager 矢野 燿大 Yano, Akihiro 88 48
Pitching Coach 高橋 建 Takahashi, Ken 72 48
Pitching Coach 福原 忍 Fukuhara, Shinobu 85 40
Battery Coach 藤井 彰人 Fujii, Akihito 89 41
Hitting Coach 濱中 治 Hamanaka, Osamu 79 39
Fielding/Base Coach 藤本 敦士 Fujimoto, Atsushi 74 40
Fielding/Base Coach 筒井 壮 Tsutsui, So 96 42
Ikusei Coach 安藤 優也 Ando, Yuya 86 39
Ikusei Coach 新井 良太 Arai, Ryota 83 34

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Source: Hanshin 10/23/2017

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SEI

[10/21/2017] 2018 Seibu Lions Coaching Staff News

October 31 @ 22:11 – The Lions are planning to offer former Seibu pitcher Ming-Chieh Hsu a job as Ni-gun pitching coach.

Source: Tokyo Sports 10/31/2017


October 25 @ 14:34 – The Lions announced the following addition to their staff on October 25:

  • Kento Sugiyama, pitching coach

Source: Seibu 10/25/2017


October 21 @ 16:48 – The Seibu Lions announced the following changes/additions to their staff:

  • Eiji Kiyokawa – Ni-gun pitching coach > Ikusei coach
  • Toshihiro Iwao – batting practice pitcher
  • Tatsuyuki Uemoto – bullpen catcher
  • Yuji Onizaki – Ikusei coach

Source: Seibu 10/21/2017

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LOT

[10/12/2017] Chiba Lotte Marines name Tadahito Iguchi their next manager

The Chiba Lotte Marines announced through their website earlier today that reached an agreement with their new manager, Tadahito Iguchi. The Marines are scheduled hold a press conference for Iguchi at a hotel in Chiba on October 14.

According to media reports, the two sides likely agreed to a three-year contract worth an estimated eighty million yen a year and the uniform number 6.

Source: Lotte 10/12/2017, Daily Sports 10/12/2017

[UPDATE 10/15 @ 6:00am]

The Marines held a press conference for Iguchi on October 14. He was assigned the uniform number 6.

Source: Lotte 10/14/2017

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RAK

[10/11/2017] Rakuten Eagles Coaching Staff News

November 6 @ 22:06 – The Eagles announced the following additions to their coaching staff:

  • Yosuke Takasu, Ichi-gun hitting coach
  • Yoshinori Sato, Ichi-gun pitching coach
  • Masaji Shimizu, Ichi-gun outfield/base coach
  • Tatsuya Shiokawa, Ichi-gun strategy/infield coach

They also announced the following changes:

  • Yosuke Hiraishi, Ni-gun manager > Ichi-gun head/hitting coach
  • Mitsuo Tateishi, roving infield/base coach > Ichi-gun infield/base coach
  • Takahiro Ikeyama, Ichi-gun chief coach > Ni-gun manager
  • Tsuyoshi Yoda, Ichi-gun pitching coach > Ni-gun pitching coach
  • Yasunaga Makishi, Ichi-gun infield/base coach > Ikusei coach
  • Makoto Moriyama, Ichi-gun outfield/base coach > Ni-gun outfield/base coach
  • Tetsuji Yamaguchi, pitching coach > pro scout group manager

Source: Rakuten 11/6/2017 (additions), Rakuten 11/6/2017 (changes)


November 6 @ 15:24 – Former Softbank coach Yoshinori Sato will most likely rejoin the Eagles’ staff as a pitching coach. Former Yokohama coach Yosuke Takasu will likely join the staff as a hitting coach.

Source: Sponichi 11/6/2017, Nikkan Sports 11/6/2017, Nikkan Sports 11/6/2017

November 4 @ 14:17 – The Eagles are expected to announced that Takahiro Ikeyama (Ichi-gun chief coach) will take over as their new Ni-gun manager next year and that Yosuke Hiraishi (current Ni-gun manager) will be named Ichi-gun head/hitting coach. They are also planning to reassign Tsuyoshi Yoda (Ichi-gun pitching coach) to Ni-gun pitching coach. Shimizu is set to join the staff as an Ichi-gun outfield/base coach.

Source: Daily Sports 11/4/2017

October 25 @ 21:20 – Nashida was formally asked to finish out his contract during a meeting with Owner Hiroshi Mikitani today. His salary will be an estimated 100 million yen.

Source: Daily Sports 10/25/2017


October 23 @ 15:54 – The Eagles announced that the following coach will not be returning next year:

  • Koichi Isobe, Ichi-gun hitting coach

Source: Rakuten 10/23/2017


October 23 @ 15:50 – The Eagles are thinking about offering Masaji Shimizu a job as a coach.

Source: Daily Sports 10/23/2017


October 22 @ 21:40 – The Eagles announced that the following coach will not be returning next year:

  • Osamu Yonemura, Ichi-gun/Ni-gun roving outfield/base coach

Source: Rakuten 10/22/2017


October 20 @ 17:16 – Nashida is set to finish out the final year of his three-year contract next season.

Source: Sports Hochi 10/22/2017

October 16 @ 17:23 – The Eagles are expected to bring back Nashida next year. According to people close to the situation, Nashida’s two-year contract includes a club option for a third year. The Eagles are planning to exercise the option after the end of the postseason.

Source: Daily Sports 10/16/2017, Daily Sports 10/16/2017, Sponichi 10/16/2017, Nikkan Sports 10/16/2017

October 12 @ 01:00 – The Rakuten Eagles are planning to finalize a decision on Masataka Nashida when the Climax Series ends.

Source: Daily Sports 10/11/2017

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HAM

[10/11/2017] Hideki Kuriyama agrees to one-year deal

The Nippon Ham Fighters announced today that they signed fifty-six-year-old Hideki Kuriyama to a new one-year deal for the 2018 season. Kuriyama has compiled a 437-403-21 record as manager of the Fighters over the last six seasons.

Source: Nippon Ham 10/11/2017

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2018 Yomiuri Giants Coaching Staff

Ichi-gun Coaching Staff

Position Name JPN Name ENG Uni Age
Manager 高橋 由伸 Takahashi, Yoshinobu 24 42
Head/Battery Coach 村田 真一 Murata, Shinichi 89 53
Chief Hitting Coach 吉村 禎章 Yoshimura, Sadaaki 87 54
Chief Pitching Coach 斎藤 雅樹 Saito, Masaki 85 52
Pitching Coach 豊田  清 Toyoda, Kiyoshi 83 46
Pitching/Training Coach 木村 龍治 Kimura, Ryuji 80 47
Hitting Coach 二岡 智宏 Nioka, Tomohiro 81 41
Hitting Coach 小関 竜也 Ozeki, Tatsuya 84 41
Infield/Base Coach 井端 弘和 Ibata, Hirokazu 82 42
Outfield/Base Coach 大西 崇之 Onishi, Takayuki 86 46
Training Coach 伊藤  博 Ito, Hiroshi 79 51

Ni-gun Coaching Staff

Position Name JPN Name ENG Uni Age
Manager 川相 昌弘 Kawai, Masahiro 78 53
Pitching Coach 小谷 正勝 Kotani, Tadakatsu 74 72
Pitching Coach 三澤 興一 Misawa, Koichi 73 43
Hitting Coach 内田 順三 Uchida, Junzo 75 70
Hitting Coach 田代 富雄 Tashiro, Tomio 72 63
Infield/Base Coach 片岡 治大 Kataoka, Yasuyuki 70 34
Outfield/Base Coach 金城 龍彦 Kinjo, Tatsuhiko 71 41
Battery Coach 高田 誠 Takada, Makoto 76 53
Training Coach ジョン・ターニー Turney, John 106 45
Training Coach 穴吹 育大 Anabuki, Ikuo 108 40

San-gun Coaching Staff

Position Name JPN Name ENG Uni Age
Manager 江藤 智 Eto, Akira 77 47
Pitching Coach 阿波野 秀幸 Awano, Hideyuki 101 53
Pitching/Training Coach 会田 有志 Aida, Yushi 107 33
Infield Supervising Coach 円谷 英俊 Tsuburaya, Hidetoshi 104 33
Outfield Supervising Coach 松本 哲也 Matsumoto, Tetsuya 105 33
Battery Coach 吉原 孝介 Yoshihara, Kosuke 102 48
         
Training Coach 内藤 重人 Naito, Shigeto 103 51

Source: Yomiuri 10/10/2017, Yomiuri 10/30/2017, Yomiuri 12/8/2017

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SOF

[10/6/2017] Softbank Hawks Coaching Staff News

January 13 @ 13:25 – The Hawks are planning to add Sung-Keun Kim to their staff as a coaching advisor.

Source: Nikkan Sports 1/13/2018


November 9 @ 23:28 – The Hawks announced today that they added the following coaches to their staff:

  • Yasuo Kubo, Ni-gun pitching coach, uniform 84
  • Hideaki Matsuyama, Ni-gun infield/base coach, uniform 74
  • Ryo Yoshimoto, San-gun hitting coach, uniform 70
  • Ryota Kato, San-gun battery coach, uniform 96

Source: Softbank 11/9/2017


November 7 @ 15:00 – The Hawks are planning to offer former Hanshin coach Yasuo Kubo a job on their staff, possibly as Ni-gun pitching coaching.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/7/2017, Nikkan Sports 11/7/2017


November 5 @ 22:30 – The Hawks announced today that the following coaches will not be returning next season:

  • Yoshinori Sato, Ichi-gun pitching coach
  • Yusuke Torigoe, Ichi-gun infield/base coach
  • Masaumi Shimizu, Ichi-gun battery coach

Source: Softbank 11/5/2017


October 6 @ 16:52 – The Softbank Hawks announced that the following two coaches will not be returning next year:

  • Yasuo Fujii, Ni-gun hitting coach
  • Makoto Sasaki, San-gun manager

Source: Softbank 10/6/2017

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[10/5/2017] Hiroshima Carp Coaching Staff News

October 31 @ 14:43 – The Carp announced that they added Jun Hirose to their coaching staff earlier today. A press conference is scheduled for later today.

Source: Daily Sports 10/31/2017, Nikkan Sports 10/31/2017


October 5 @ 23:38 – The Carp posted an official announcement at their website about the departures of the following two coaches:

  • Takuro Ishii, hitting coach
  • Yusuke Kawada, outfield/base coach

Source: Hiroshima 10/5/2017


October 5 @ 18:06 – The Hiroshima Carp announced today that forty-seven-year-old Takuro Ishii (hitting coach) and forty-nine-year-old Yusuke Kawada (outfield/base coach) will not be returning next year. The two coaches submitted letters of resignation to the Carp because they want to spend more time with their families in Tokyo. The team has accepted their resignations.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/5/2017, Daily Sports 10/5/2017

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[10/5/2017] Junji Ogawa introduced as new Yakult Swallows manager

The Yakult Swallows held a press conference today and introduced sixty-year-old Junji Ogawa as their new manager. This will be Ogawa’s second tour of duty as manager of the Swallows. He was named interim manager during the 2010 season and took over as official manager in 2011. He stepped down after the 2014 season and remained in the organization and took on the role of senior director.

The two sides agreed to a two-year contract. Ogawa will wear the uniform number 80.  He will retain his title as senior director until the end of December.

Source: Yakult 10/5/2017, Nikkan Sports 10/5/2017

[UPDATE 10/6 @ 5:09pm]

According to media reports, Ogawa’s annual salary will be an estimated 80 million yen.

Source: Sanspo 10/6/2017, Sports Hochi 10/6/2017
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NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hiroshima 143 88 51 4
Hanshin 143 78 61 4
Yokohama 143 73 65 5
Yomiuri 143 72 68 3
Chunichi 143 59 79 5
Yakult 143 45 96 2
G W L T
Softbank 143 94 49 0
Seibu 143 79 61 3
Rakuten 143 77 63 3
Orix 143 63 79 1
Nippon Ham 143 60 83 0
Lotte 143 54 87 2
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