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2011 Yakult Swallows coaching staff

by on Sep.21, 2010 @ 5:04 pm, under NPB

According to Nikkan Sports, the Swallows have started working on an outline for their 2011 coaching staff.

What we already know:

Junji Ogawa interim manager -> full time manager.  In addition, it seems the Swallows are leaning towards offering Ogawa a 2-year deal and are hoping to work with Ogawa in finalizing some of the openings in the coaching staff.

Among the other possible changes:

Daisuke Araki current Ichi-gun pitching coach -> Ni-gun manager

Takao Ise current roving batting coach -> Ichi-gun batting coach / head coach

Tomohito Ito current pitching coach -> chief pitching coach (essentially taking over Araki's spot)

A second pitching coach will likely be selected either from the Ni-gun staff or from the scouting department

Former Swallow and former Rakuten Eagles' batting coach Takahiro Ikeyama could be invited to become Ni-gun batting coach