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MANAGING/COACHING CAREER: Hired as the Phillies catching coach on 10/21/15...Spent the last four years (2012-15) as a pro scout for OAK...Has 23 years of ML coaching experience with TOR (1986-90), BOS (1991), CIN (1992), SEA (1993-2002; 2007), TB (2003-05) and WSH (2010-11); went to the playoffs five times, including four division titles...Worked for 12 years as a bench coach, seven as a third base coach and four as a bullpen coach...Coached 15 seasons under manager Lou Piniella for three different teams: CIN, SEA and TB...Was field director for MLB's European Academy in 2009...Managed SEA from 7/2/07 to 6/19/08, first as interim manager and then full-time...Spent 2006 as a special assignment scout for TB...Served as manager of Team China in the 2013 World Baseball Classic and third base coach for Team USA in the 2006 WBC...Managed for eight years (1978-85) in the TOR organization...Led Kinston (A) to first-half Carolina League title in 1981...Guided Knoxville to the Southern League championship in back-to-back seasons (1984-85)...Named the SL's Co-Manager of the Year in 1985...Worked as a coach for Utica (R) in 1977...Managed in winter ball for nine years in Colombia (1981-82) and Venezuela (1984-87; 1993; 1997-98)...Coached Canada in the 1977 World Cup

PLAYING CAREER: Selected by HOU in the seventh round of the 1970 draft...Played all seven years (1970-76) of his professional career in HOU's Minor League system

PERSONAL: John Lowell McLaren… Married, wife's name is Maria… 1970 graduate of Westbury High School (TX)… Attended Blinn Junior College (TX), St. Thomas University (FL) and Houston Baptist University (TX)… Received the Lewis B. McAvery Award for outstanding contributions to professional baseball in Kinston, NC, in 1981… Inducted into the Kinston Hall of Fame in 1991… Won the Neil Ridley Award for excellence from Knoxville in 1986… Won the Milo Hamilton Community Service Award from the RBI Foundation of Houston in 2000.

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