Begins his third season as Brewers manager.....was named the 18th manager in franchise history on 11/4/10, replacing Ken Macha...Signed a contract extension through the 2014 season with a club option for 2015 on 5/8/12...Was named to the 2012 National League All-Star coaching staff by manager Tony LaRussa...In 2012 joined George Bamberger (1978-79) and Tom Trebelhorn (1987-88) as the only managers in franchise history to post winning records in consecutive full seasons.....no Brewers manager has ever had three consecutive winning seasons...2011 marked his ﬁ rst season as a Major League manager...Finished second in 2011 National League Manager of the Year voting behind fellow ﬁ rst-year skipper Kirk Gibson (Arizona)...Led the Brewers to their ﬁ rst division title since 1982 as the team went 96-66 in 2011 with a franchise record for victories.....also led the team to its ﬁ rst postseason series win as the Brewers advanced to the 2011 NLCS vs. St. Louis after defeating Arizona in the NLDS...Owns a career record of 346-283 (.550) as a minor-league manager in the Dodgers (1994-95, '97-98) and Giants (1999) organizations...Was named California League Manager of the Year in 1995 at Class-A San Bernardino and Texas League Manager of the Year in 1997 at Double-A San Antonio, guiding both teams to league championships.
Served as a Major League coach for LA of Anaheim from 2000-10...Was third base coach for the Angels from 2000-05 and bench coach from 2006-10...Spent two seasons (1992-93) on the Dodgers' coaching staff, positioning outﬁ elders as the eye in the sky...Served as hitting coach at Triple-A Albuquerque in 1996
The former outﬁ elder played eight seasons in the Major Leagues with Los Angeles (1981-83), Seattle (1983), San Diego (1984), San Francisco (1985), Philadelphia (1986-87) and Cincinnati (1988)...Batted .238 with 17 HR and 113 RBI in 527 career games...Was a member of the 1984 National League Champion Padres, appearing in two World Series games vs. Detroit.
Is married.....wife's name is Karen.....the couple has a son named Lance, who was an outﬁ elder at UC-Santa Barbara and currently plays in the Brewers organization...Graduated from Edgewood (CA) High School, where he played baseball, football and basketball...Earned All-League and All-Valley honors in baseball and football and All-League in basketball while in high school...Attended Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, CA from 1975-76 before transferring to UCLA in 1977...His brother, Gary, was also a Major League outﬁ elder, playing 12 seasons with Montreal (1976), Baltimore (1978-85), New York-AL (1986) and Atlanta (1987-88)...Enjoys woodworking, golf, ﬁshing and hunting.