OPENING DAY AGE:49
BORN: Nov. 19, 1967 - Malden, Mass.
RESIDENCE: Boston, Mass.
Coashing/Front Office Career
Enters his 1st season on the Red Sox major league coaching staff...Named Bench Coach on 11/11/16. In addition to his role as Bench Coach, also coordinates Red Sox Major League Spring Training. The 2017 season is his 8th in the Red Sox organization as a player, coach, manager, or front office member. Most recently worked on the coaching staff of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, serving as 3rd base coach for the 2014 and 2015 seasons and as 1st base coach in 2016. Each of his 4 years of minor league managing experience came in the Red Sox organization, with Short-A Lowell from 2007-09 and with Triple-A Pawtucket in 2013...Posted a winning record in each of those 4 seasons, leading his clubs to division titles in 2008, 2009, and 2013. Following the 2013 season, named Minor League Manager of the Year by Baseball America. In addition to his coaching duties, previously served as the Angels' field coordinator in 2012 after holding the title of Special Assistant to the General Manager for the organization in 2011. Worked with BOS as a minor league infield coordinator in 2010 and as a Baseball Operations consultant in 2006. Served on the coaching staff for Team Italy in the 2006 World Baseball Classic.
Spent his entire 12-year ML playing career with the Angels (1989-2000) after being selected by the organization in the 6th round of the 1988 June Draft. Posted a career .258 AVG in 1,086 ML games, earning an All-Star selection in 1995 and team MVP honors in 1998... Made 1,056 of his starts at SS and played no other position from 1992-2000. Was teammates with Chili Davis from 1989-90 and 1993-96, as well as with John Farrell from 1993-94...Played with Ruben Amaro Jr. at 3 levels of the Angels organization: Double-A Midland (1989), Triple-A Edmonton (1990-91), and with the ML club (1991)...Started in the infield with Amaro as September call-ups in 1991 on 10/4 and 10/5 vs. KC. After missing most of the 2000 season and all of 2001 due to injury, his final season as a player came in 2002 when he appeared in 35 games with Pawtucket.
Full name is Gary Thomas DiSarcina. Born in Malden, MA...Attended Billerica Memorial High School and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Inducted into the UMass Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005...Batted .336 in 3 seasons with the Minutemen (1986-88)... Left with the school's single-season records for hits (74 in 1988), at-bats (202 in 1988), and total bases (108 in 1988). After retiring as a player, operated the DiSarcina Baseball Academy in his hometown of Billerica, MA. Served as an analyst for NESN's pre- and post-game Red Sox coverage from 2005-06. Resides in Boston, MA with his 2 children, Carlee and Gary Jr.