Hillman, the winning manager of SK, signs a consultant contract with Nippon Ham in Japan… “It’s an honor to come back to a place like home”

Former coach Trey Hillman, who led the final championship under the name SK Wyverns, returns to the Asian stage as a consultant for Nippon Ham Fighters, a Japanese professional baseball team.

On the 10th, the Nippon Ham club signed a consultant contract with former manager Trey Hillman. Participating in the Okinawa camp in February, scouting new foreign players and consulting with foreign players and coaches.

Coach Hillman said through the Nippon Ham club, ‘It’s an honor to be able to return to the Nippon Ham Fighters like my hometown. In order to further develop the Nippon Ham club, I will generously pour in the experience and knowledge I have accumulated so far for Nippon Ham fans.”

Former manager Hillman is returning to Nippon Ham after 16 years. Manager Hillman and Nippon Ham built beautiful memories. While coaching Nippon Ham from 2003 to 2007, he won the Pacific League championship in 2006 and 2007, and even won the Japan Series championship in 2006. 

From 2008 to 2010, he led the team as the manager of the Kansas City Royals in the major leagues, using his achievements in Japan as a stepping stone, but did not show any clear results. After that, he served as the bench coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros. 메이저사이트

And in 2017, he was appointed as the manager of SK Wyverns (now SSG Landers) in the KBO League, and won the Korean Series after finishing second in the regular season in 2018. 

He is also the first manager to manage all major leagues, Nippon Professional Baseball, and KBO leagues. From 2019 to 2021, after winning the championship at SK, he coached the Miami Marlins 1st and 3rd base runs, and last year served as a training staff member in charge of player development for the LA Angels.

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