Paul Elliott

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Paul R. Elliott

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 2", Weight 195 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Paul Elliott started his coaching and managing career in the Australian Baseball League. He managed the Parramatta Patriots (1990/1991), Sydney Blues (1996/1997-1997/1998), and Sydney Storm (1998/1999). Overall he had a managing record of 86-87. In-between managing gigs, he also coached the Blues from 1991/1992 through 1994/1995. In addition, Elliott represented Australia in international competitions. He was a coach for the Australian National Team in the 2004 Olympics, 2006 World Baseball Classic, 2006 Intercontinental Cup, 2007 Baseball World Cup and 2009 World Baseball Classic.

Elliott was on the Australian national team that won Bronze in the 1975 Asian Championship, their only Asian Championship medal. He signed with the Cincinnati Reds in 1978 but never played in their organization. He played in Australia's Claxton Shield from 1973-1989.

In the Gold Medal game of the 2004 Olympics, Elliott and manager Jon Deeble were ejected for arguing that Carlos Tabares of Cuba had trapped a fly from Tom Brice; the umpires had ruled that Tabares had caught it fairly.

Elliott was a scout for the Toronto Blue Jays in Australia in 1996 and a coach for the Medicine Hat Blue Jays and Hagerstown Suns, the latter late in the season. He coached hitters for the Knoxville Smokies in 1997 and coached the Hagerstown Suns in 1998. After five years of managing, he returned to a coaching role as hitting coach for the Dunedin Blue Jays from 2004 to 2008. Elliott was hitting coach of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats for 2009. That year, he was also inducted into the Baseball Australia Hall of Fame. He was a hitting coach for the GCL Blue Jays in 2010-2011, Bluefield Blue Jays in 2012, GCL Blue Jays again in 2013-2018, and Bluefield again in 2019. Elliot was slated to return to Bluefield in 2020 before COVID-19 shut down the minor league season. He was the hitting coach for the FCL Blue Jays in 2021-2023.

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

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1999 Medicine Hat Blue Jays Pioneer League 33-43 5th Toronto Blue Jays
2000 Medicine Hat Blue Jays Pioneer League 36-40 6th Toronto Blue Jays Lost in 1st round
2001 Auburn Doubledays New York-Penn League 32-42 11th Toronto Blue Jays
2002 Charleston Alley Cats South Atlantic League 61-79 15th Toronto Blue Jays
2003 Pulaski Blue Jays Appalachian League 38-29 3rd Toronto Blue Jays

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