Is in his 18th season in a managerial or coaching capacity...Named the club's eighth manager on Nov. 4, 2016...Named BBWAA NL Manager of the Year in 2017, the third D-backs manager to obtain the honor, joining Bob Melvin (2007) and Kirk Gibson (2011)...Was the seventh manager to garner the honor in his first season as a manager: Hal Lanier in 1986 (Astros), Dusty Baker in 1993 (Giants), Joe Girardi in 2006 (Marlins), Matt Williams in 2014 (Nationals), Jeff Banister in 2015 (Rangers) and Dave Roberts in 2016 (Dodgers)...Guided the D-backs to a second-place finish in the NL West (93-69), and a Wild Card win over the Colorado Rockies in his first season...His 93 wins were the most by an Arizona manager in his first 162 games, 1 more than Bob Brenly's 92 in 2001, and were 24 victories more than their total of 69 in 2016, the second-largest win difference in the Majors behind the Minnesota Twins (26), and fourth-best increase in franchise history...Arizona led the Majors with a +291 run differential increase from 2016... set a club record with a 13-game winning streak from Aug. 24-Sept. 6...the D-backs' 52 home wins were 19 more than their 2016 total (33), tied for the second most in franchise history (also: 1999)...tied a club record with 45 wins vs. NL West opponents (also: 2001).
Spent 4 seasons (2013-16) in the Red Sox' organization as the Bench Coach under John Farrell...Acted as Boston's interim manager for 48 games from Aug. 14, 2015-end of the season while Farrell was on medical leave… guided the Red Sox to a 28-20 record in that time...Served as Farrell's bench coach for the 2014 American League All-Star Team in Minnesota...In addition to his role as bench coach, also coordinated Red Sox Major League Spring Training...Was the first base coach on Farrell's staff with the Blue Jays for the 2011-12 seasons, his first on a Major League staff.
MINOR LEAGUE MANAGING CAREER
Owns a 661-609 (.520) record in 9 seasons as a minor league manager in the Indians (2002-09) and Red Sox (2010) systems…guided his clubs to 4 postseason appearances and 2 league championships...Managed Single-A Columbus (2002), High-A Kinston (2003-04), Double-A Akron (2005), Triple-A Buffalo (2006-08), Triple-A Columbus (2009) and Triple-A Pawtucket (2010)...As manager of Pawtucket in 2010, 21 of his players contributed to the Red Sox' Major League club...Earned both Baseball America Double-A Manager of the Year and Eastern League Manager of the Year honors after leading Akron to the EL Championship in 2005...Named Carolina League Manager of the Year in 2004 after leading his club to the CL Championship...Took Columbus to the South Atlantic League final in his 2002 managerial debut.
Played in 303 games over parts of 8 Major League seasons with the Tigers (1988-89), Yankees (1991), Angels (1993), Mariners (1994), A's (1996), Indians (1998) and Phillies (1999) and hit .224 with 35 doubles, 15 homers and 60 RBI…appeared at all 4 infield positions along with left and right field...Concluded career with a season in Japan for the Yakult Swallows in 2000...Selected by Detroit in the fifth round of the 1987 draft.
Salvatore Anthony Lovullo (luh-VEL-oh)...Married to Kristen…has 3 children: Nick, Taylor and Connor… Nick is an infielder in the Red Sox' organization...Is a 1987 graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles… left as the Bruins' career leader in at-bats (856), hits (266), runs (211), home runs (51), RBI (188) and walks (180)...He was named Pac-10 Player of the Year twice (1986-87), the fi rst player in conference history to win the honors in consecutive years, as well as being UCLA baseball's first consensus AllAmerica selection as a senior...Inducted into the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame in 1999...Graduated in 1983 from Montclair College Prepatory in Van Nuys, Calif...His late father, Sam, was a producer on the show Hee-Haw.