03/02/2016 10:19 AM
The AirHogs are proud to announce that Jeff Brooks will serve as hitting coach for the 2016 season. Brooks, a former 3rd-round selection of the Diamondbacks who has won a Pacific Association championship as a manager, worked with skipper James Frisbie last year in Rockford.
The former corner infielder brings plenty of experience in professional baseball. A native of Mountain City, Tennessee, Brooks began his pro playing career in the Diamondbacks organization in 1997. He also spent time as part of the San Diego Padres organization and played in the independent Northern League, Northeast League, and Can-Am Association from 2003-2006.
Brooks was the hitting coach with the Maui Warriors in 2012 and helped the team to a Pacific Association Championship as the manager in 2013. He has previous American Association experience, having served as hitting coach for Amarillo in 2014 before joining Frisbie as a member of the Rockford Aviators (Frontier League) last season.
Welcome to our new hitting coach, Jeff Brooks!