Three Coaching Staffs to Return for '09

On Tuesday, it was announced that the coaching staffs at Toledo, Erie, and West Michigan will all return in their entirety for the 2009 season.

At Toledo, the most tenured staff in the organization returns, with Larry Parrish coming back to manage for his sixth season. Parrish was named the 2005 Sporting News Manager of the Year.

Joining Parrish are A.J. Sager for his second season as the team's pitching coach, and Leon "Bull" Durham for his ninth year as the team's hitting instructor.

In Erie, Tom Brookens returns for his second season after moving up the organizational ladder - he is in his fifth season with the Tigers overall.

Joining Brookens will be Ray Burris coaching the pitchers (his second season) and Glenn Adams returns for his third tour of duty with the 'Wolves as the hitting coach.

Finally, at West Michigan, Joe DePastino comes back as manager, with Benny Distefano and Mark Johnson, all in their second season with the 'Caps.

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