Tri-City Dust Devils

Dust Devils coaching staff back for 2012

Northwest League Manager of the Year Freddie Ocasio and the rest of the 2011 Tri-City Dust Devils coaching staff will return in 2012.

Ocasio returns to the Tri-Cities for his seventh season as manager and 12th overall after guiding the Dust Devils to within one win of the Northwest League championship in 2011.

He also led the team to postseason appearances in 2007 and 2009.

The 2009 team collected a franchise-best 47 wins and earned Ocasio his first Manager of the Year award.

Ocasio was a member of the original Tri-City coaching staff in 2001 as hitting coach, and carries a 232-224 managerial record into the 2012 season.

Former Major League pitcher Dave Burba returns for a second season with the Dust Devils after mentoring a record-setting pitching staff in 2011. Anthony Sanders, a former Major League outfielder with the Seattle Mariners and Toronto Blue Jays, is back for his sixth season as hitting coach. Trainer Andy Stover returns for his seventh season with the Dust Devils.