HENLEY RESUME: Enters his 22nd season with the Nationals' organization, 12th as a coach and second on the Major League staff...Joined Matt Williams' staff as third base coach for the 2014 season...Is one of four former Expos on Williams' staff: bench coach Randy Knorr, hitting coach Rick Schu, first base coach Tony Tarasco...Is also one of three former big league catchers on the Nationals' 2015 coaching staff (Knorr, Matt LeCroy)...Served the Nationals organization as Minor League field coordinator from 2010-13...Spent 2006-09 as catching coordinator, as well as manager of the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Nationals...Guided the GCL Nationals to a league championship in 2009, posting a 36-19 mark before going a perfect 3-0 in the playoffs... Previous managerial posts in Nationals' system include stints with Single-A Potomac (2005), Single-A Savannah (2004) and the GCL Expos (2003).
PLAYING CAREER: Selected by the Montreal Expos in the 26th round of the 1991 First-Year Player Draft...Appeared in 41 games for the Expos in 1998, hitting .304 with three home runs and 18 RBI...Made MLB debut on July 19, 1998 in Montreal against the Pittsburgh Pirates and earned a walk off Anthony Telford...Made first start the next night, July 20 vs. PHI, and singled to center field off Curt Schilling in first career at-bat...Taxed Pedro Astacio for first of three career big league home runs on Aug. 12 at Coors Field...Also that season, homered Sept. 16, 1998 vs. FLA (off Kirt Ojala) and Sept. 23 at NYM (off Bobby J. Jones)...Went 4-for-4 with two doubles and three RBI in penultimate big league contest, Sept. 25 at STL...Posted an .846 OPS in 115 at-bats and notched 35 hits in only 39 big league starts...Was considered a significant Major League catching talent but was unfortunately hit particularly hard by injuries (right knee, shoulder, elbow) that rendered three lost seasons.
PERSONAL: Robert Clifton Henley...Attended Okaloosa-Walton (FL) Junior College...Graduated from Mobile County (AL) High in 1991… Resides in Grand Bay, Ala., with his wife, Catina, and two children: Anna (14) and Joe (7).