Doug Sisson

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Doug Sisson

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Biographical Information[edit]

After attending the University of Montevallo Doug Sisson signed as a free agent with the Minnesota Twins. After spending the 1985 season with the Twins' organization (and not playing any games), Sisson returned to Montevallo to complete a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and then earned a masters degree in physical education. Sisson began his coaching career in 1987, spending two seasons as an assistant at Montevallo. They won the conference title in 1988. From 1989-91, he was an assistant coach at Birmingham-Southern College, and they won the conference championship in his final year.

He moved to the professional coaching ranks in 1991. Before becoming a manager, he was a hitting/fielding coach in the Texas Rangers organization. His stops included the Butte Copper Kings in the Pioneer League in 1991 and the Charlotte Rangers in the Florida State League in 1992. His first managerial opportunity came in 1993 with the Erie Sailors in the New York-Penn League and then the following year as manager of Hudson Valley Renegades also in the NYPL.

In 1995, Sisson served as the manager of the Albany Polecats in the South Atlantic League, and in 1996, he won his first championship with the Delmarva Shorebirds of the SAL. Doug moved up to the Florida State League, managing the West Palm Beach Expos. Also, he led the Sun Cities Solar Sox to the Arizona Fall League title in 1998 and then the Jupiter Hammerheads to the FSL Eastern Division title in 1998. He led the Harrisburg Senators to the 1999 Double-A Eastern League championship and back to the playoffs in 2000. In July of 1999, Sisson abruptly resigned to take a job as assistant coach at the University of Georgia. A week later he was rehired by the Expos and given his manager's chair back in Harrisburg.

In 2001, he managed the St. Paul Saints of the Northern League and in 2002 was hired by the Anaheim Angels organization to manage their Double-A affiliate, the Arkansas Travelers. In 2003, he returned to the Expos organization as their minor league field coordinator. He also managed their FSL team, the Brevard County Manatees. Doug returned to the college ranks in 2006 as an associate coach at the University of Georgia.

From 2008-2010 Sisson was the Minor League Field Coordinator for the Kansas City Royals. On October 21, 2010, the Royals named him as their first base coach for the 2011 season. He was fired by the Royals on August 4, 2012. He was hired by the Chicago White Sox organization in December 2012 as outfield and baserunning instructor. In 2018, he was named the White Sox's minor league field coordinator.

Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1993 Erie Sailors New York-Penn League 36-41 10th Texas Rangers
1994 Hudson Valley Renegades New York-Penn League 37-37 7th Texas Rangers
1995 Albany Polecats South Atlantic League 62-78 11th Montreal Expos
1996 Delmarva Shorebirds South Atlantic League 83-59 3rd Montreal Expos Lost League Finals
1997 West Palm Beach Expos Florida State League 69-66 6th Montreal Expos
1998 Jupiter Hammerheads Florida State League 80-60 4th Montreal Expos Lost in 1st round
1999 Harrisburg Senators Eastern League 72-63 4th Montreal Expos League Champs replaced by Rick Sweet (4-3) from July 6 to July 12
2000 Harrisburg Senators Eastern League 76-67 5th Montreal Expos Lost in 1st round
2001 St. Paul Saints Northern League 37-53 6th (t) Independent Leagues
2002 Arkansas Travelers Texas League 51-89 8th Anaheim Angels
2003 Brevard County Manatees Florida State League 65-66 7th Montreal Expos

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