Named the 20th manager (17th full-time) in Mariners history on October 23, 2015...2016 marks his first season as a manager at any level...Last 10 years (2006-2015) were spent in high level player development positions, building and managing staffs, evaluating players, and coaching players at spring and during minor league regular season.
COACHING/PLAYER DEVELOPMENT HIGHLIGHTS
Spent last four seasons (2012-2015) as assistant general manager, scouting and player development with the Los Angeles Angels...Was the Texas Rangers sr. director of player development from 2006-2011...During time in Texas, was also responsible for instructing catchers on Rangers Major League roster...Worked as a pro scout for the Rockies in 2005...Began coaching career as the Chicago Cubs roving catching instructor in 2003 and 2004.
Scott Daniel Servais...pronounced 'service'...resides in Larkspur, CO...Scott and his wife, Jill, have three children: son Tyler (11/18/92) recently graduated from Princeton University and was drafted by the Detroit Tigers; daughter Jacqueline (9/12/94) is enrolled at UNC Charlotte where she played volleyball...she has held internships with the Carolina Panthers and Los Angeles Angels; and daughter Victoria (9/2/97) who attends the University of Mississippi, where she is a cheerleader...Scott played college baseball at Creighton University (his head coach was former Cubs GM Jim Hendry) and was inducted into the Creighton Athletic Hall of Fame in 2003...was a member of Team USA, winning a Silver Medal in the Pan Am Games in 1987 and a Gold Medal in the 1988 Olympics (Seoul, South Korea)...earned USA Baseball's Alumni Award in 1994....as selected in the third round of the 1988 June Draft following his junior year of college...Scott is a native of Coon Valley, WI and graduated from Westby High School (WI) in 1985...was drafted by the New York Mets in the second round (scout: Terry Ryan) out of high school but did not sign.
Scott had an 11-year Major League playing career (1991-2001) with the Houston Astros (1991-95, 2001), Chicago Cubs (1995-98), San Francisco Giants (1999-2000) and Colorado Rockies (2000)...batted .245 with 130 doubles, 63 home runs and 319 RBI in 820 career MLB games...ranked among the top-three National League catchers in fielding percentage in three separate seasons (1996, 1997 & 1998).