Las Vegas Aviators announce their 2021 coaching staff

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Posted at 3:04 PM, Dec 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-16 09:18:25-05

The Las Vegas Aviators have announced their coaching staff for the 2021 season.

Fran Riordan will be at the helm for his fourth season with the Triple-A club.

In 2019, Riordan led Las Vegas to a first-place finish in the PCL South division with an 83-57 record and was named the Pacific Coast League manager of the year.

Rick Rodriguez will oversee the pitching staff for the sixth straight season and his fourth overall stint as the pitching coach for the A’s top affiliate (2000-02, 2004-10, and 2013-2014).

Tommy Everidge will join the Aviators as hitting coach after spending the last three seasons as the hitting coach for Midland. He began his coaching career in 2014 after playing in the A’s system for six years.

Brian McArn enters his 23rd year in the organization, joining the Las Vegas staff as assistant hitting coach after spending the last three seasons as the Stockton hitting coach.

Justin Whitehouse will serve as head athletic trainer for Las Vegas. He spent 12 seasons as the Midland athletic trainer, has been with the organization for 20 seasons, and was named Midwest League Athletic Trainer of the Year in 2007.

Lastly, Omar Hamed rounds out the staff as sport performance coach after serving as assistant minor league strength and conditioning coordinator last season.

This will be his eighth season in the A’s organization.