LAKEWOOD – It was announced that Marty Malloy will return for a second season managing the BlueClaws in 2018. Malloy will be joined by an entirely new coaching staff for his second stint in Lakewood.
Former Big League pitcher Brad Bergesen will serve as the pitching coach, Tyler Henson will be the new hitting coach, and Milver Reyes will also be a coach. Kris Terrian also joins the staff as the athletic trainer and Henry Aleck will be the strength and conditioning coach.
Malloy led the BlueClaws to a 73-66 record in 2017, his first with the Phillies. He spent the three previous seasons as the manager of the Gulf Coast League Astros.
Bergesen pitched four major league seasons between Baltimore and Arizona and 2017 will be his first as a coach. Henson is in his first year with the BlueClaws after serving as a coach with short-season Williamsport last year. Reyes is in his first year with the Phillies and managed the GCL Pirates from 2013-15 after serving as a coach in 2011-12. Terrian is in his second season with the Phillies and first with the BlueClaws. He spent last year as the trainer for short-season Williamsport after spending one year in the Red Sox system and six with the United States Ski & Snowboard Association. Aleck graduated from Concordia University and is in his first year with the Phillies.
Malloy joins Shawn Williams (2015-16), Mickey Morandini (2013-14), Steve Roadcap (2007-08), PJ Forbes (2003-04), and Greg Legg (2001 & 2014) as managers to lead the BlueClaws across multiple seasons.
The BlueClaws will open the 2018 season in Kannapolis on April 5 and Opening Day at FirstEnergy Park is set for Thursday, April 12 at 6:35 pm.