Previous Wildcat Chip Hale returns as Arizona baseball head coach

Previous Wildcat Chip Hale returns as Arizona baseball head coach

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD Information 13) – Arizona Athletics declared on Monday, July 5, that former Wildcats participant Chip Hale has been named baseball head mentor.

Hale is the sixth head mentor in Arizona baseball’s modern-day background, and the 17th general. He will acquire a five-12 months contract, pending acceptance from the Arizona Board of Regents.

“I am thrilled and enthusiastic to have Chip lead our iconic baseball program,” stated Vice President and Director of Athletics Dave Heeke. “Chip has lengthy been a member of the Wildcat Relatives as a former student-athlete and has constantly remained shut to our College and to our Tucson community.”

Hale returns to Tucson from Detroit, in which he served as the 3rd foundation mentor for the Tigers. Hale has 15 years of MLB coaching working experience with the Tigers, Washington Nationals, Oakland A’s, Arizona Diamondbacks, and New York Mets.

“I am extremely honored and energized to be the new head baseball mentor at the College of Arizona,” Hale reported. “We will get the job done tirelessly to create on the accomplishment that has been established in this article and keep on to mentor and establish our Wildcats to be champions on the discipline and in the classroom. With the aid and guidance of the College of Arizona and the Wildcat Family members, we approach on building lots of journeys to Omaha!”

As the Diamondbacks supervisor from 2015-16, he compiled practically 150 wins.

He was bench mentor for the Nationals when they won the 2019 Environment Series.

Hale obtained his coaching get started in specialist baseball with the Triple-A Tucson Sidewinders in 2004-06. In 2006, the Sidewinders went 91-53 and gained the Pacific Coast League, earning Hale PCL Manager of the Year honors.

As an infielder for the Wildcats, Hale was component of the 1986 NCAA Countrywide Championship crew and won the 1987 Pac-10 South Participant of the Yr and other honors. He continue to holds Arizona job data with 255 online games played, 978 at-bats, 337 hits, 162 walks, and 507 overall bases. Hale was inducted into the Arizona Sports activities Hall of Fame in 1994.

Hale was chosen by the Minnesota Twins in the 17th round of the 1987 MLB Draft and performed 7 years with the Twins and the Los Angeles Dodgers.


  • 2004-06: Triple-A Tucson Sidewinders, Manager
  • 2007-09: MLB Arizona Diamondbacks, Third Foundation Mentor
  • 2010-11: MLB New York Mets, Third Foundation Coach
  • 2012-14: MLB Oakland Athletics, Bench Coach
  • 2015-16: MLB Arizona Diamondbacks, Supervisor
  • 2017: MLB Oakland Athletics: Bench Mentor
  • 2018-20: MLB Washington Nationals, Bench Mentor
  • 2021: MLB Detroit Tigers, 3rd Base Coach


  • 1984-87: NCAA Arizona Wildcats
  • Selected by the Minnesota Twins in the 17th spherical of the 1987 MLB Draft
  • 1989-96: MLB Minnesota Twins
  • 1997: MLB Los Angeles Dodgers

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