Former Milwaukee Brewers First Base Coach Mike Guerrero was announced the Shuckers manager for 2016 on Wednesday, joining brother and hitting coach Sandy Guerrero on the staff in Biloxi.
Mike Guerrero replaces Carlos Subero, who is set to fill his old position with the Brewers.
This marks Mike Guerrero's return to the Double-A level, where he served as skipper of the Huntsville Stars from 2010-11.
Pitching coach Chris Hook, hitting coach Sandy Guerrero, athletic trainer Steve Patera and strength and conditioning specialist Nate Dine will all return to the staff in Biloxi.
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The 48-year-old Mike Guerrero comes to Biloxi with big shoes to fill after Subero was named the 2015 Southern League Manager of the Year after leading the team to a Southern League South Division title.
Mike spent two seasons as the Brewers' first base coach and infield coach, joining the team in 2013.
Mike Guerrero has managed at every level in the minor leagues, going 953-826 (.536) over 18 seasons. He spent all but one season in the Brewers organization.. He last served as manager for two seasons at Triple-A Nashville in 2012-13.
In 2013, he earned the Mike Coolbaugh Award, presented to an individual who has shown an outstanding baseball work ethic, knowledge of the game and skill in mentoring young players on the field.
Mike Guerrero began his managing career in the Blue Jays organization in 1995 in the Dominican Summer League. He won the 2001 Dominican Summer League championship and qualified for the playoffs five times (1995, 2000, 2001, 2007, 2009). He also gained additional managerial experience in 2008 with the Oahu CaneFires of the Hawaiian Winter League and in 2010 with the Surprise Rafters of the Arizona Fall League. He has also managed in the Dominican Winter League.
The former minor league infielder spent nine seasons with the Milwaukee (1987-92, '94-95) and Kansas City (1993) organizations. He collected a .242 career batting average over nine seasons as a middle infielder.
Mike and Sandy were born into a baseball family with their father, Epy, serving as a renowned scout in the Dominican Republic. Mike's uncle, Mario Guerrero, was a major league infielder with Boston (1973-74), St. Louis (1975), California (1976-77) and Oakland (1978-80).
Sandy Guerrero, 49, enters his 14th season as a coach in the Brewers organization. Prior to joining the Shuckers in 2015, he coached at Double-A Huntsville (2003-08, 2014) and Triple-A Nashville (2009-11).
Hook, 46, is in his ninth season in the Brewers organization. He served as pitching coach at Double-A Huntsville the three seasons prior to joining Biloxi in 2015. Hook originally joined the organization as pitching coach at Huntsville in 2008, and spent three seasons in the same role with Class-A Wisconsin from 2009-11 before returning to Huntsville (2012-14).
In 2015, he served as a pitching coach for the U.S. squad during the All-Star Futures Game in his hometown of Cincinnati. In 2014, he served as pitching with the Glendale Desert Dogs in the Arizona Fall League.