Dave Jauss

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Dave Jauss
Pittsburgh Pirates – No. 85
Coach
Born: (1957-01-16) January 16, 1957 (age 57)
Chicago, Illinois
Bats: Unknown Throws: Unknown

David Patrick Jauss (born January 16, 1957) is an American professional baseball coach and scout who will spend 2013 on the Major League coaching staff of Pittsburgh Pirates' manager Clint Hurdle.[1]

Biography[edit]

College career[edit]

Jauss attended school at Amherst College, where he was a teammate of future MLB general manager Dan Duquette.[2]

He was the captain of both the baseball and basketball teams at Amherst. He also received a B.A. in psychology and a M.S. in Sport Management from what is now the Isenberg School of Management's Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.[3]

Jauss served as the head baseball coach at Westfield State College from 1982–84, and then Atlantic Christian College from 1985–87.

Professional career[edit]

In 1988, when Duquette became the Montreal Expos' director of player development, Jauss was hired by field coordinator Jerry Manuel as a manager in the Expos' farm system. Between 1988 and 1994, Jauss managed the Gulf Coast Expos, West Palm Beach Expos, and Harrisburg Senators. He compiled a record of 188–151 in that role and was named the Eastern League Manager of the Year in 1994. He also managed winter baseball in the Dominican Republic and led Licey to the Caribbean Series title in 1999. That winter, Jauss was named Manager of the Year. In 1995, Jauss was the field coordinator for player development of the Baltimore Orioles, and the following year, he became the advance scout for the Boston Red Sox, reunited with Duquette.

Major League Baseball[edit]

In 1997, he was named the Red Sox' MLB first base coach, a position he held between 1997 and 1999. It was there that he met Grady Little who was serving as the team's bench coach at the time. Jauss then served as the Red Sox minor league field coordinator from 2000–01. In 2001, Jauss became the Red Sox bench coach; then, in 2002, he was their director of player development and from 2003–05 he was the Red Sox' Major League advance scout, playing a role in the club's 2004 World Series triumph.

In 2006 he was named bench coach of the Dodgers under manager Grady Little, a position he held through 2007. During the 2008–2009 seasons, he was the bench coach for the Baltimore Orioles. Jauss left the Orioles after the 2009 season[4] He was the bench coach for the New York Mets in 2010; then, in November 2011, he was named to the Pirates' professional scouting staff,[5] serving one season before returning to coaching.

Personal[edit]

He is the son of the late Bill Jauss, longtime sportswriter for The Chicago Tribune and panelist on the television program The Sportswriters on TV. His son D.J. plays college baseball for the University of Massachusetts.[6]

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Jerry Manuel
Gulf Coast League Expos Manager
1988
Succeeded by
Jerry Weinstein
Preceded by
Felipe Alou
West Palm Beach Expos Manager
1992
Succeeded by
Rob Leary
Preceded by
Jim Tracy
Harrisburg Senators Manager
1994
Succeeded by
Pat Kelly
Preceded by
Frank White
Boston Red Sox First-Base Coach
1997–1999
Succeeded by
Tommy Harper
Preceded by
Buddy Bailey
Boston Red Sox Bench Coach
2001
Succeeded by
Mike Stanley
Preceded by
Jim Lett
Los Angeles Dodgers Bench Coach
2006-2007
Succeeded by
Bob Schaefer
Preceded by
Tom Trebelhorn
Baltimore Orioles Bench Coach
2008-2009
Succeeded by
Jeff Datz
Preceded by
Sandy Alomar, Sr.
New York Mets Bench Coach
2010
Succeeded by
Ken Oberkfell