Will serve as the Tigers third base, outfield and baserunning coach during the 2013 season, marking the first season he will coach third base for the club...originally joined Detroit's coaching staff as the club's first base, outfield and baserunning coach on November 9, 2009...the 2013 season marks his fourth season on Jim Leyland's staff ... Served as a manager in the Tigers organization for five seasons (2005-09) before joining the major league staff ... Tabbed the Midwest League's Manager of the Year in 2007 after guiding Single A West Michigan to the league's championship...he was named the league's best managerial prospect by Baseball America in 2007 ... The 2005 season marked his first professional managerial or coaching assignment and he guided Single A Oneonta to the Stedler Division championship in the New York-Penn League
A first-round selection of the Tigers in the January 1975 draft, he played 12 seasons as an infielder at the major league level with the Tigers (1979-88), New York Yankees (1989) and Cleveland Indians (1990) ... Was a member of the Tigers World Series Championship club in 1984
Attended Mansfield State College in Pennsylvania ... His twin brother Tim played in the Tigers organization for two seasons (1977-78)...his cousin Ike saw action with the Tigers during the 1975 season ... Actively participates with Tigers Dreams Come True and the Detroit Tigers Autographed Memorabilia Donation Program, attended the Ilitch Charities Gala and participated in the Tigers Winter Caravan ... He and his wife Christa reside in Fayetteville, PA during the off-season...the couple has three daughters, Lacey Anne (2/17/82), Margaret Jane (2/6/87) and Molly Lynnette (2/6/87).