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St Louis Cardinals Coaching Staff 2023

By Mahesh Bajagain / 1 August 2023 06:58 AM

Cardinals jersey from the 2013 season with the Cardinals birds infront.
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St. Louis Cardinals Coaching Staff 2023 is a team of 13 members with Oliver Marmol as the head coach. Willie McGee is working as an assistant coach.

Before the first match of the 2023 season, the team recruited new hires, including Joe McEwing, Brandon Allen, Daniel Nicolaisen, and Julio Rangel.

Jamie Pogue is the longest-serving member of staff among the team members. He has been on the team since 2012 as a bullpen catcher. Since 2015, Kleininger Teran has also been on the team in the same role.

Other members of the coaching staff include Stubby Clapp and Ron 'Pop' Warner as first and third base, respectively. Similarly, the hitting and pitching coaches are Turner Ward and Dusty Blake, respectively.

Since 2020, Packy Elkins has been assisting the team as a game-planning coach.

Here is the list of Cardinals Coaching Staff 2023 mentioned below:

St Louis Cardinals Coaching Staff 2023

Oliver MarmolManager
Packy ElkinsGame planning
Willie McGeeAssistant Coach
Stubby ClappFirst Base
Ron 'Pop' WarnerThird Base
Turner WardHitting
Brandon AllenAssistant Hitting
Daniel NicolaisenAssistant Hitting
Dusty BlakePitching
Julio RangelAssistant Pitching/Bullpen
Kleininger TeranBullpen Catcher
Jamie PogueAssistant Major league Coach/Bullpen Coach
Joe McEwingBench

Head Coach

Marmol has been serving as the manager for the team since 2017
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St. Louis Cardinals head coach Oliver Marmol has been with the team since 2017. He is the youngest MLB team manager as of the 2023 season.

Marmol was appointed as the first base coach before the start of the 2017 season. Later in 2019, Cardinals switched his role as a bench coach. After October 25, 2021, he is serving the team as head coach.

Oliver did not have a notable playing career in the MLB. He played NCAA college baseball at the College of Charleston and was a standout player there. However, he was not selected in the MLB Draft and did not play professionally at the highest level.

Although Marmol didn't have a professional playing career, he quickly found success as a coach. In 2022, at the age of 35 years, he was the youngest team manager among others. 

Till now, the Cardinals have played 269 games with 140 wins under their head coach. Marmol's biggest achievement for Marmol as head coach was to secure the first position in NL Central in the 2022 season.

The winning percentage of 0.574 in the 2022 season was outstanding. However, it has plummeted to 0.439 after playing 107 games in the 2023 season.

Assistant Coach

McGee is a Cardinals Hall of Famer after being inducted in 2014.
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Cardinals assistant coach Willie McGee has been with the team as an assistant coach since 2017. 

Former Cardinals player McGee enlisted in the club's Hall of Fame in 2014. After 2017, McGee is added to the staff as an assistant coach with uniform number 51.

In his 18-year career, McGee played for three other additional teams. But he will always be remembered as the legend of the Cardinals.

He is now providing his valuable instructions and experience to the team regarding base running, outfielder, and hitting through the touchline.

Pitching Coach

St. Louis Cardinals Pitching Coach is Dusty Blake who was hired by the team in 2021 as a pitching strategist.

Cardinals wished Blake on his 41st Birthday on Twitter in April 26 2023.
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He was promoted to Cardinals pitching coach on November 6, 2022, for the 2023 season.

Dusty started his career as a pitching coach for Catawba College in 2006. Similarly, he worked for Watford College from 2008 to 2011 and the University of South Carolina Upstate in 2012. He also worked as a head coach for Pfeiffer University in the 2013 season.

After spending four years at Pfeiffer University, Blake joined Duke University in the position of pitching coach. In 2021, he joined the Cardinals as pitching coach.

Similarly, Julio Rangel is helping the team through his roles in both the bullpen and assistant pitching as well.

Bench Coach

St. Louis Cardinals bench coach is Joseph Earl McEwing. He is nicknamed Super Joe because he could play any position while he was a player.

McEwing after his 25 game hitting streak came to an end in 1999 season.
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He made his MLB debut with the Cardinals on April 4, 1998. McEwing played for the Kansas City Royals, Houston Astros, and New York Mets throughout the course of his playing career.

The former utility player started his baseball coaching career for Charlotte Knights as a hitting coach in the 2008 season. In 2011, McEwing was hired by Chicago White Sox for the role of the third base coach.

He was later promoted to Bench Coach in the 2017 season. He served in that position for 3 years and in 2020 he was named as third base coach.  Since January 12, 2023, he has been leading the Cardinals as their bench coach.

First Base Coach

St Louis Cardinals announcing the completion of staff after hiring Stubby Clapp as first base coach on October 30, 2018
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St. Louis Cardinals first base coach is Stubby Clapp. The former second baseman had spent 11 years in professional baseball.

Clapp made 5 at-bats while appearing in 23 games with the Cardinals in 2001. He had a .270 hitting average, 48 home runs, 50 triples, 196 doubles, 365 RBI, and 83 steals in 911 minor league games.

Stubby played for the Red Raiders while attending Texas Tech University. He was selected by the Cardinals in the 36th round of the 1996 MLB Draft.

He had a successful career as a second baseman and infielder. The former second baseman was known for his gritty play, hustle, and energy on the field. Due to his popularity in Memphis, Tennessee, he was frequently referred to as the mayor of Memphis.

Memphis Redbird retired Clapp's Jersey number 10 in 2007.  In 2010, he was hired by Corpus Christi Hooks as a hitting coach. Later, he was also involved in coaching roles for the Tri-City Valley Cats, Dunedin Blue Jays, and New Hampshire Fishing Cats.

The Cardinals announced Clapp as their first base coach in 2019. 

Third Base Coach

St Louis Cardinals wishing Ron 'Pop' Warner on his 53rd birthday in 2021.
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St. Louis Cardinals third base coach is Ron 'Pop' Warner. He is a former minor league manager as well.

He represented clubs like Louisville and Memphis Redbirds. He recorded 594 hits, 40 home runs, and a batting average of.267 in 792 minor league games.

Warner was appointed as head coach by the Memphis Redbirds in 2011. In 2014, he was hired by the Cardinals for the role of roving minor league infield coordinator. He was later promoted to a higher staff role as a general coaching role.

In 2018, he was announced as bench coach after manager Mike Matheny was dismissed from the coaching role. In the season 2019, he had given the new coaching role as a third base coach. 

Hitting Coach

St Louis Cardinals hitting coach is Turner Ward. He is a former outfielder and played in MLB for 12 seasons representing six different teams.

Ward with the little youngster during hitting clinic day at Ratesville.
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From 1990 until 2001, Turner Ward participated in Major League Baseball (MLB) as an outfielder. In 1990, he joined the Yankees to begin his MLB career.

He also played for the Cleveland Indians, Toronto Blue Jays, Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Yankees, Milwaukee Brewers, and Arizona Diamondbacks during his playing career.

Ward appeared in 626 Major League Baseball games throughout 12 seasons, having a batting percentage of .251 with 39 home runs and 219 RBI.

Turner played with the Toronto Blue Jays, who won the World Series in 1992 and 1993.

In 2007, Ward took over as manager of the State College Spikes to begin his coaching career. He later managed the Mobile Baybears and served as a hitting coach for the Dodgers, Arizona, and Cincinnati Reds.

On November 15, 2021, the Cardinals hired him as an assistant hitting coach. Almost a year later, he was promoted to hitting coach for the Cardinals.

Assistant Hitting Coach

Blake joined the Cardinals team as an assistant hitting coach.
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Brandon Allen and Daniel Nicolaisen joined as assistant hitting coaches for the Cardinals. 

Before joining as assistant hitting coach for the Cardinals, Brandon Allen had worked for the Johnson City Cardinals, Palm Beach Cardinals, Springfield Cardinals, and Memphis Redbirds.

Daniel Nicolaisen was a hitting coach for the Palm Beach Cardinals before joining the Major League franchise.

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