Updated Organizational Chart

I have once again updated my best guess of the Nationals hierarchy. There are still some unknown players in the chart (my pet rock of an overseer of the Pacific Rim a prime example).

The next step we have is the announcing of the coaching staffs. To date we have …


  • Manager: Jim Riggleman (returning, had interim tag removed)
  • Bench Coach: John McLaren (replaces Pat Corrales)
  • Hitting Coach: Rick Eckstein (returning)
  • Pitching Coach: Steve McCatty (returning)
  • First Base Coach: TBD (replaces Marquis Grisson)
  • Third Base Coach: Pat Listach (returning)
  • Bullpen Coach: TBD (replaces Randy Knorr)

Overall Minor Leagues

  • Minor League Pitching Coordinator: Spin Williams (returning)
  • Minor League Hitting Coordinator: Rick Schu (replaces Ralph Dickenson)
  • Minor League Field Coordinator: Bobby Henley


  • Manager: Trent Jewett (replaces Tim Foli; Jewett was Potomac manager in 2009)
  • Hitting Coach: TBD (replaces Darnell Coles)
  • Pitching Coach: TBD (replaces Rich Gale)
  • John Poppert served as the bullpen coach in 2009, no idea if this role will be retained


  • Manager: Randy Knorr (replaces John Stearns)
  • Hitting Coach: TBD (Troy Gingrich in 2009)
  • Pitching Coach: Randy Tomlin (returning)


  • Manager: TBD (replaces Jewett)
  • Hitting Coach: TBD (Jerry Browne in 2009)
  • Pitching Coach: TBD (Paul Menhart in 2009)


  • Manager: TBD (Matt LeCroy in 2009)
  • Hitting Coach: TBD (Tony Tarasco in 2009)
  • Pitching Coach: TBD (Franklyn Bravo in 2009)


  • Manager: TBD (Jeff Garber in 2009)
  • Hitting Coach: TBD (Sergio Mendez in 2009)
  • Pitching Coach: TBD (Mark Grater in 2009)


  • Manager: TBD (replaces Bobby Henley)
  • Hitting Coach: TBD (Paul Sanagorski in 2009)
  • Pitching Coach: TBD (Joel Sanchez in 2009)
  • Cesar Cedeno was a coach in the GCL in 2009, no word if this position will be refilled


  • Manager: TBD (Juan Bernhardt in 2009)
  • Hitting Coach: TBD
  • Pitching Coach: TBD
  1. #1 by Velocity - November 19th, 2009 at 11:53

    According to the Nats’ Facebook fanpage, Marquis Grissom has been offered to be Syracuse’s hitting coach, but it isn’t known if he will accept.

  2. #2 by Pilchard - November 19th, 2009 at 12:52

    Any reason why Riggleman did not want Grissom back as 1st base and OF coach. I thought he was well thought of by the front office and the players.

  3. #3 by VladiHondo - November 19th, 2009 at 13:16

    Darn, don’t like Spin staying.

  4. #4 by david - November 19th, 2009 at 15:04

    i totally agree vladihondo! You would think that while Rizzo was cleaning house, Spin would be the first one to go along with bob boone, hes just riding under the political radar. The minor league pitching promotions have been totally messed up for the past 6 years. Get rid of him! adios!

  5. #5 by Mark - November 19th, 2009 at 15:57

    What’s going on with Tim Foli?

  6. #6 by Andrew Stebbins - November 19th, 2009 at 16:58

    Strasburg hurt, so I’m told. Will know more soon.

  7. #7 by mcgalinmd - November 19th, 2009 at 17:22

    I know Darnell Coles went to the Brewers organization. Does anyone know where Paul Menhart went?

  8. #8 by Brian Oliver - November 19th, 2009 at 17:23

    Menhart is still working for the Nats. He’s the pitching coach for the Desert Dogs. My guess is he ends up the pitching coach in Syracuse

  9. #9 by Ben - November 20th, 2009 at 11:21

    I thought Foli was supposed to be the next big thing in the organisation too.

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