Enters his second season as the Tigers quality control coach after being named to the position on November 2, 2017 ... Before joining the Tigers organization, he spent 16 seasons in the Minnesota Twins organization, including the last 12 on the Major League coaching staff, most recently serving as the Twins bench coach from 2015-17 ... Prior to becoming the Twins bench coach, he was the club's hitting coach from 2006-12 and third base coach from 2013-14 ... Helped the Twins capture a berth in the 2017 American League Wild Card Game, earning the organization's first postseason appearance since 2010...the team also reached the postseason in 2006, 2009 and 2010 ... Served as manager for the Melbourne Aces in the Australian Baseball League in 2015-16 ... Worked as the Twins Minor League field coordinator from 2002-05 ... Before joining the Twins, he spent 13 seasons in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, the first nine as a Minor League manager for Rookie League Great Falls (1989-90), Single A Yakima (1991-92, 1994-97) and Single A Vero Beach (1993), before spending four seasons working in a variety of player development roles, including Minor League field coordinator (1998-99), Minor League baserunning/bunting instructor (2000) and as Interim Director of Player Development (2001) ... Spent the 1987 season as a coach for Single A Sarasota ... An eighth-round selection by the Dodgers in the 1982 MLB First-Year Player Draft, he played for five seasons in the Minors, hitting .288/.351/.347 with 110 RBI in 365 career games ... Attended the Negro Leagues Weekend Legacy Luncheon and Keeping Kids in the Game; participated in the Tigers Winter Caravan and TigerFest ... He and his wife, Lesa, reside in Menomonie, WI...the couple has three sons, Tanner, Treysen and Terrin... Tanner was drafted by Minnesota in the 30th round of the June 2013 Draft, while Treysen was selected by the Twins in the 33rd round of the June 2014 Draft and Terrin was picked in the third round of the June 2018 Draft by Colorado.