- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 10", Weight 180 lb.
- School Orange Coast Junior College
- High School Crenshaw High School
- Born December 19, 1965 in Los Angeles, CA USA
Infielder Darrin Garner was drafted in the 1st round of the secondary phase of the 1985 amateur draft by the Texas Rangers and played six years in the Ranger system. He was previously drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the June 1984 amateur draft (21st round) and the January 1985 secondary phase (2nd round).
Garner began his coaching career with the GCL Rangers in 1992, Charlotte Rangers in 1993-1994, and Port City Roosters in 1995. He managed the AZL Mariners in 1997-1998 and the Lancaster JetHawks in 1999. He was a coach for the Everett AquaSox in 2000-2001 and managed the AZL Mariners again in 2002. He then returned to Everett as coach of the AquaSox in 2003-2004. Garner was an infield instructor in the Seattle Mariners from 2005-2012. He returned to the field as manager of the AZL Mariners in 2013. Garner was a coach for the Kane County Cougars in 2017, AZL Diamondbacks in 2019, and Visalia Rawhide in 2021.
Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record
|1997||AZL Mariners||Arizona League||30-26||2nd||Seattle Mariners|
|1998||AZL Mariners||Arizona League||31-24||2nd||Seattle Mariners|
|1999||Lancaster JetHawks||California League||55-85||10th||Seattle Mariners|
|2002||AZL Mariners||Arizona League||19-36||7th||Seattle Mariners|
|2010||High Desert Mavericks||California League||22-22||4th||Seattle Mariners||Lost in 1st round||replaced Jim Horner on July 31|
|2013||AZL Mariners||Arizona League||22-32||11th||Seattle Mariners|
|2014||AZL Mariners||Arizona League||31-22||3rd||Seattle Mariners||Lost in 2nd round|
|2015||AZL Mariners||Arizona League||31-25||3rd (t)||Seattle Mariners||Lost League Finals|
|2016||AZL Diamondbacks||Arizona League||27-29||10th||Arizona Diamondbacks|
|2018||AZL Diamondbacks||Arizona League||33-21||4th||Arizona Diamondbacks||Lost in 1st round|