COACHING CAREER: Enters his third season with the D-backs, second as hitting coach, and eighth overall in the organization…served as the assistant hitting coach in 2013. Spent three seasons as Hitting Coach with Double-A Mobile (2008-10).
MANAGERIAL CAREER: Combined to go 216-190 (.532) in 4 seasons as manager of Rookie GCL Pirates (2006), Short Season-A State College (2007) and Mobile (2011-12). Won back-to-back Southern League championships in 2011-12 and named the 2011 SL Manager of the Year. In 2012, was a coach for the World Team at the 2012 AllStar Futures Game at Kauffman Stadium…also managed the South Division in SL All-Star Game. In 2011, guided the BayBears to a league-best 84-54 record as the club was recognized as Baseball America's 'Minor League Team of the Year
PLAYING CAREER: Spent 12 seasons in the Major Leagues (1990-2001) with the Indians (1990-91), Blue Jays (1991-93), Brewers (1994-96), Pirates (1997-99), D-backs (1999-2000) and Phillies (2001)…in 626 games, hit .251 with 73 doubles, 11 triples, 39 homers and 219 RBI...In 25 games for the D-backs in 1999-2000, hit .227 with five doubles, two homers and 11 RBI… hit a two-run, pinch-hit home run in 1999 NLDS in Game 3 vs. Mets...Made a highlight-reel catch with the Pirates on May 3, 1998 @ Three Rivers Stadium with a leaping catch of the Dodgers' Mike Piazza's fly ball to right field as his momentum carried him through the wall...Selected by the Yankees in the 18th round of June 1986 free agent draft.
PERSONAL: Turner Max Ward...Married to Donna…has three children: Tucker, Olin and Kendall...Tucker, is a junior and plays baseball at Louisiana Tech University...Attended Faulkner State Junior College and the University of South Alabama, where he was a teammate of Luis Gonzalez, D-backs legend and Assistant to the President & CEO...Graduated from Satsuma (Ala.) High School...Inducted into the Mobile (Ala.) Sports Hall of Fame in 2007 and the Alabama Junior College Hall of Fame in 1996.