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Originally published August 9, 2010 at 5:25 PM | Page modified August 9, 2010 at 5:34 PM

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Mariners bios

Bios of new Mariners manager Daren Brown, bench coach Roger Hansen and pitching coach Carl Willis.

Manager Daren Brown

Age: 43, born June 13, 1967 in Holdenville, Okla.

Managing/coaching career: Has been with Mariners since 2001, managing San Bernardino (2001-02), Wisconsin (2003), Inland Empire (2004-05), San Antonio (2006) and Tacoma (2007-10).

Playing career: Pitched in Toronto Blue Jays' system, 1989-93. Pitched for independent Amarillo Dillas from 1994-99. Was also pitching coach with Amarillo from 1994-97 and manager from 1998-2000.

College: Southeastern Oklahoma State, 1994.

Family: Lives in Amarillo, Texas, with wife Cindy. Father, Paul Brown, pitched for the Philadelphia Phillies (1961-63, 1968).

Bench coach Roger Hansen

Age: 48, born Aug. 28, 1961 in Johnstown, Pa.

Managing/coaching career: Hansen has been the Mariners' minor-league catching coordinator for the past eight seasons. He began his coaching career with the Mariners in 1990 and was with the team through 1997, including the 1996 season as the manager of the Everett AquaSox. Roving catching instructor for the Orix Blue Wave in Japan from 1998-2001. He rejoined the Mariners in 2002, coaching in Everett, and serving as manager for the final 28 games. Since 2003 he has been the Mariners' minor-league catching coordinator.

Playing career: Hansen, a catcher, was a second-round pick by Kansas City in 1980. He spent 10 seasons in the minor leagues, including three years in Class AA and AAA in the Mariners' system.

Family: Lives in Stanwood with wife Lynn and two children.

Pitching coach Carl Willis

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Age: 49, born Dec. 28, 1960.

Managing/coaching career: This was Willis' first season as the Mariners' minor-league pitching coordinator. Before that, he spent 13 years as a coach with the Cleveland Indians, including seven (2003-09) as the team's major-league pitching coach.

Playing career: Drafted by Detroit in the 23rd round of the 1983 draft. Pitched for Detroit (1984), Cincinnati (1984-86), the White Sox (1988) and Minnesota (1991-95). Finished with a 22-16 record, 4.25 earned-run average in 267 games, all but two in relief.

College: North Carolina-Wilmington.

Family: Lives in Durham, N.C., with wife Rachel and three children.


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