Lloyd Turner will return for a second season as manager of the Beloit Snappers, the Oakland Athletics announced Tuesday.
Turner was a rookie manager in 2019, when he led the Snappers to a 54-84 overall record. He has coached in the A’s farm system since 2013, including two seasons as Beloit’s hitting coach (2014 and 2015). His 11-year professional playing career included six seasons in the A’s organization and five years in the independent Atlantic League. He played four games in the Midwest League, going 4-for-12 at the plate for the 2003 Kane County Cougars.
Returning with Turner is pitching coach Don Schultze. During his 14 years as a pitching coach in the A’s organization, Schultze served in that capacity for the Snappers in 2016, 2018 and 2019, and for the Cougars in 2008.
Beloit’s new hitting coach is Javier Godard, who played in the A’s organization from 2013 to 2018. Last year was his first as a coach.
Also joining the Snappers coaching staff is former scout Craig Conklin, who previously served on Beloit’s coaching staff in 2016.