Boston Red Sox coaches

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The following is a list of coaches, including position, year(s) of service(s), who appeared at least in one game for the Boston Red Sox American League franchise (1908–present), also known previously as the Boston Americans (1901-1907).

Bench Coach[edit]

Third Base Coach[edit]

First Base Coach[edit]

Hitting Coach[edit]

Pitching Coach[edit]

Bullpen Coach[edit]



  • On April 7, 1986, Joe Morgan moved to bullpen coach. Hitting coach Walt Hriniak also assumed the duties of first base coach.
  • On July 19, 1976, Don Zimmer moved from third base coach to manager. Eddie Popowski replaced him as third base coach.
  • On July 14, 1988, Joe Morgan moved from third base coach to manager. Bullpen coach Rac Slider replaced him as third base coach and Jerry McNertney became the new bullpen coach.
  • On July 25, 1992, Don Zimmer moved from third base coach to bench coach. Hitting coach Rick Burleson moved to third base coach while still serving as hitting coach.[2]
  • Dave Wallace missed part of the 2006 season due to illness. Bullpen coach Al Nipper served as interim pitching coach and Ralph Treuel serving as interim bullpen coach until Wallace's return on August 8.[3]
  • On June 9, 2003 Dave Wallace replaced Tony Cloninger as pitching coach. Cloninger left the team to receive treatment for cancer. Goose Gregson filled in for Cloninger from April 5-April 23 and again from May 30-June 8.
  • On August 16, 2001, bullpen coach John Cumberland replaced Joe Kerrigan as pitching coach when Kerrigan was promoted to manager. Bullpen catcher Dana Levangie replaced Cumberland as bullpen coach.
  • On September 4, 2001, pitching coach John Cumberland was fired and replaced by Ralph Treuel.
  • On May 1, 1996, pitching coach Al Nipper was reassigned to minor league pitching coordinator and replaced by Sammy Ellis and Bullpen coach Dave Carlucci was reassigned to bullpen catcher and replaced by Herm Starrette.
  • On July 19, 1995 Al Nipper replaced John Cumberland as pitching coach.
  • From May 6, 2004 – July 22, 2004, Bill Haselman filled in for first base coach Lynn Jones who required eye surgery after accidentally poking himself with a screwdriver.[4]
  • Following manager John Farrell's leave of absence for cancer treatment, bench coach Torey Lovullo was elevated to interim manager, bullpen coach Dana Levangie was elevated to interim bench coach and Triple-A Pawtucket's pitching coach Bob Kipper was promoted to Boston's bullpen coach.