LINCOLN – The Lincoln Saltdogs are excited to announce the coaching staff that led the team to the 2017 Central Division Championship is returning to the capital city for the 2018 season. This is the franchise’s third straight year with the same staff.
Manager Bobby Brown returns for his third season at the helm for the Saltdogs. He guided the ‘Dogs to an 18-game turnaround in his first season and improved by another six games in his second season. He was crowned American Association Manager of the Year after guiding the team to a 58-41 record and the division title. A San Luis Obispo, CA native, Brown played eight seasons of professional baseball after a college career at Oklahoma.
Pitching Coach Dan Reichert will lead the Saltdogs hurlers again this season after helping the group to lead the league in ERA in 2017. It is Reichert’s fifth season with the Saltdogs (2013-14, 16-present). Not only were his pitchers the top in the league last season, they set the franchise record for lowest ERA with a remarkable 3.45 mark. Reichert is a former 1st round draft pick of the Kansas City Royals and pitched for five seasons in the Majors. He lives in Lincoln with his wife and kids.
Hitting Coach Tom Carcione will tutor Saltdogs hitters again in 2018. Carcione is in his third season in Lincoln. The ‘Dogs offense was potent last season, posting a .270 batting average and blasting 97 home runs, the fourth and third highest totals in the league respectively. Carcione played 10 seasons of professional baseball after getting drafted in the 10th round out of Texas A&M.
The Saltdogs are the reigning Central Division Champions. The 18th season of Saltdogs baseball begins on Thursday, May 17th. For more offseason information on the Saltdogs, follow the team on Facebook and Twitter/Instagram @saltdogsball.