Ken Joyce

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Kenneth Joyce

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Biographical Information[edit]

In 1996, Ken Joyce was named hitting coach for the Portland Sea Dogs, an affiliate of the Florida Marlins in the AA Eastern League. In 1997, he was the hitting coach of the Utica Blue Sox of the New York-Penn League, also in the Marlins' organization. He became a manager with the Utica Blue Sox in the same league in 1998 and 1999.

Joyce was named pitching coach for the Catskill Cougars of the independent Northern League East) in 2000 and took over as the manager of the Adirondack Lumberjacks in 2001. He joined the Toronto Blue Jays as hitting coach for the Medicine Hat Blue Jays of the Pioneer League in 2002, then became hitting coach for the AA New Haven Ravens who led the Eastern League in hitting for the 2003 season.

In 2004, he managed the Charleston AlleyCats and was named the South Atlantic League North Division Manager for the league's All-Star Game. The next two seasons, he became manager of the Lansing Lugnuts of the Midwest League. He spent 2007 and 2008 as the hitting coach for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats of the Eastern League, then was named as hitting coach for the AAA Las Vegas 51s. That team led the Pacific Coast League in hitting for the 2009 season. He joined the San Francisco Giants organization as the AAA hitting coach with the Fresno Grizzlies in 2010. He was then assigned as the hitting coach for the Richmond Flying Squirrels in the Eastern League from 2011-2016 including a stint as the hitting coach for the Scottsdale Scorpions in the Arizona Fall League in 2011. He then moved to the New York Yankees' chain as hitting coach of the Charleston RiverDogs in 2017 and Staten Island Yankees in 2018-2019 and also worked as the hitting coach for the 2019 Surprise Saguaros in the Arizona Fall League. He was scheduled to be the hitting coach of the Trenton Thunder in 2020 before the season was cancelled due to Covid-19. Joyce was hitting coach of the Somerset Patriots in 2021. Joyce moved to the Milwaukee Brewers' organization as hitting coach of the Carolina Mudcats in 2022.

Ken Joyce set an NCAA record at the University of Southern Maine with 7 hits in 8 AB's vs. Concordia College in a Regional Tournament in 1985. He played in the 1985 NAIA World Series and was an assistant coach in the NCAA Division III World Series for Southern Maine.

Joyce was interim head coach at New England College in 2000.

Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1998 Utica Blue Sox New York-Penn League 35-41 9th (t) Florida Marlins
1999 Utica Blue Sox New York-Penn League 42-33 2nd Florida Marlins Lost in 1st round
2001 Adirondack Lumberjacks Northern League East 26-28 6th Independent Leagues
2004 Charleston AlleyCats South Atlantic League 84-56 3rd Toronto Blue Jays Lost in 1st round
2005 Lansing Lugnuts Midwest League 70-69 7th Toronto Blue Jays
2006 Lansing Lugnuts Midwest League 72-65 7th Toronto Blue Jays Lost in 2nd round

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