Royals finalize 2011 coaching staff by naming Doug Sisson as first base coach

sisson doug_1405.jpgThe Royals have finalized the club’s 2011 Major League coaching staff by naming Doug Sisson as first base coach.  Sisson will replace Rusty Kuntz who was named as Special Assistant to General Manager/Player Development on September 15.  The remainder of the 2010 staff will remain intact for next season.

Sisson has spent the past three seasons as the Royals’ Minor League Field Coordinator.  He began his coaching career in 1991 and has made minor league managerial stops in the Rangers, Expos and Angels organizations.  Sisson joined Kansas City prior to the 2008 campaign after a successful two-year stint as associate head coach for the University of Georgia baseball team, which advanced to the College World Series in 2006.  Sisson and his wife, Crickett, have two daughters, Tori and Delaney, and reside in Athens, Ga.

2011 Kansas City Royals Coaching Staff:

Manager – Ned Yost, Bench Coach – John Gibbons, Pitching Coach – Bob McClure, Hitting Coach – Kevin Seitzer, First Base Coach – Doug Sisson, Third Base Coach – Eddie Rodriguez, Bullpen Coach – Steve Foster.

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