News: Dodgers Announce 2021 Coaching Staff

Earlier today the Dodgers announced their coaching staff for the 2021 season, with Clayton McCullough now serving as the first-base coach, while the rest of the 2020 coaching staff returns.

Dave Roberts — Manager (sixth season)
Bob Geren — Bench Coach (sixth season)
Mark Prior — Pitching Coach (fourth season)
Josh Bard — Bullpen Coach (second season)
Robert Van Scoyoc — Hitting Coach (third season)
Brant Brown –Hitting Coach (fourth season)
Clayton McCullough — First Base Coach (first season)
Dino Ebel — Third Base Coach (third season)
Aaron Bates — Assistant Hitting Coach (third season)
Connor McGuiness — Assistant Pitching Coach (second season)
Danny Lehmann — Game Planning Coach (third season)

McCullough, 40, will enter his seventh season with the Dodgers organization, and his first as the team’s first-base coach. He will be replacing outgoing coach George Lombard, who left to join the Tigers as bench coach under new manager A.J. Hinch.

The North Carolina native, McCullough has served as a minor league field coordinator during his tenure in the organization, and has helped oversee the Dodgers’ operation at the alternate site at USC this past season.

Prior to joining the Dodgers organization in 2015, McCullough worked for the Blue Jays organization from 2006-2014, serving as the manager of the GCL Blue Jays (2006-2007), Class-A Lansing Lugnuts (2008-2009), Advanced-A Dunedin Blue Jays (2010-2011) and Class-A Vancouver Canadians (2012-2013). He posted a combined record of 629-559 during his managerial career in the Blue Jays organization.

The former East Carolina Pirates standout was originally drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 22nd round of the 2002 First-Year Player Draft, playing four seasons in the Indians system before beginning his coaching career.

Aside from McCullough, manager Dave Roberts’ coaching staff will all be returning to their roles for 2021.