4 Coaches Phillies Could Lose to Giants, Gabe Kapler

Bullpen coach Jim Gott #35 of the Philadelphia Phillies (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
Bullpen coach Jim Gott #35 of the Philadelphia Phillies (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images) /
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Craig Driver, Bullpen Catcher/Receiving Coach

CLEARWATER, FL – FEBRUARY 20: Craig Driver #81 of the Philadelphia Phillies poses for a portrait on February 20, 2018 at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)
CLEARWATER, FL – FEBRUARY 20: Craig Driver #81 of the Philadelphia Phillies poses for a portrait on February 20, 2018 at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images) /

Craig Driver has spent each of the last two seasons on the Phillies’ major league staff as bullpen catcher/receiving coach, his first professional coaching position.

Driver spent the 2016-17 college season in a similar role on Yale’s coaching staff, helping them to the 2017 Ivy League Championship and 2017 Red Rolfe Division Championship, as well as clinching an appearance at the 2017 Corvallis Regional Final. That year, Yale won a program-record 34 wins.

Prior, the former collegiate catcher was on the University of Puget Sound’s staff as athletic recruitment coordinator and head assistant coach during the 2014-15 and 2015-16 collegiate seasons, as well as catching coach and first base coach in 2012-13. He was also an assistant for Central Washington University in 2013-13.

Driver holds a degree in business and a minor in mathematics, as well as a master’s in athletic administration.