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Coaching Staff

Buffalo Bisons Coaching Staff

Former Herd championship player and 2021 Triple-A East Co-Manager of the Year, Casey Candaele will return to manage the Bisons in 2023. Casey split last season between serving as Bisons manager and interim bench coach for the Toronto Blue Jays, where he helped the Jays to a postseason berth. Casey has an impressive 122-89 record in his first season and a half on the Bisons bench!

Candaele's coaching staff will include former Bisons and International League MVP, Matt Hague, as the club's new hitting coach. Tim Norton will make his Bisons debut in 2023 as the team’s new pitching coach while Justin Echevarria takes over as the Herd’s new position coach. Jake McGuiggan returns for a third season on the Buffalo bench as development coach while Carson Phillips has been named the team’s bullpen coach.

Trainer Caleb Daniel and strength and conditioning coach Justin Batcher return to the Bisons for the third straight season and are joined by assistant strength and conditioning coach Roswell Del Rosario, physical therapist Joe Hallock, dietitian Kara Terry, mental performance coach Rob DiBernardo and technology assistant Ryan Moretti.

Coaching Staff

Casey Candaele

Hitting Coach
Matt Hague

Pitching Coach
Tim Norton

Position Coach
Justin Echevarria

Development Coach
Jake McGuiggan

Bullpen Coach
Carson Phillips

Athletic Trainer
Caleb Daniel

S&C Coach
Justin Batcher

Assistant S&C Coach
Roswell Del Rosario

Kara Terry

Physical Therapist
Joe Hallock

Mental Performance Coach
Rob DiBernardo

Technology Assistant
Ryan Moretti

Casey Candaele returns to the bench in Buffalo in 2022 for his second season as manager of the Herd. A Bisons champion as a player, Candaele led the Bisons to a Northeast Division title in 2021 with a 79-47 record in a year that saw the team split their home games between Trenton, NJ and at Sahlen Field.

Along with Candaele, a majority of team's division-winning coaching staff remains intact, including three-time World Series Champion and Position Coach, Devon White. The 2022 season will be Devo's fifth season on the Bisons bench, a new team modern era record. Corey Hart will serve his fourth season as the club's Hitting Coach while Jeff Ware returns for his second season as Pitching Coach.

Development Coach Jake McGuiggan, Athletic trainer Caleb Daniel and Strength and Conditioning Coach Justin Batcher all return for their second year with the club. Dietitian Kara Terry, Mental Performance Coach Rob DiBernado and Technology Assistant Brian Sheridan are all in their first seasons with the Bisons..