Philadelphia Phillies will have same coaches in 2015


Sep 17, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg (left) next to bench coach Larry Bowa (10) in the dugout during the ninth inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

As the Philadelphia Phillies continue to configure their 40-man roster before the 2015 season, they have confirmed that all members of the 2014 coaching staff will return with hopes to bounce back after finishing dead last in the National League East.

Wednesday the team announced all members of the coaching staff are signed through next season.  The Phillies expressed to all coaches following the 2014 season they wished for them to return.

Ryne Sandberg, who was protected by general manager Ruben Amaro amidst the availability of Joe Maddon, finished his first full season as manager with a 73-89 record.  The Philadelphia Phillies finished in last place for the first time since 2000, but were 23 games back in the NL East for the second season in a row.

Larry Bowa, who managed the Phillies from 2001-04, will resume his role has bench coach.

Steve Henderson and John Mizerock will stay in their roles of hitting coach and assistant hitting coach, respectively.

Bob McClure will continue to oversee pitchers and Rod Nichols will do the same in the bullpen.

Sandberg has a .456 win-loss percentage which includes the 42 games he managed following Charlie Manuel‘s firing in 2013.