Terry is in his first season as the Royals hitting coach, being named to the position on November 7, 2017… he spent the previous five seasons as the Royals' Minor League Hitting Coordinator ... Served as a coach in the organization since the 2000 season, with stops at Charleston (2000), Burlington (2001), Wilmington (2002-03), Omaha (2004-08) and Northwest Arkansas (2009-12), prior to his position as the minor league hitting coordinator ... Worked with current Royals players: Paulo Orlando, Salvador Perez and Whit Merrifield during his time at Northwest Arkansas ... Helped lead Wilmington to the best record in the Carolina League (89-51) in 2002 and was a member of the Northwest Arkansas staff that won the Texas League championship in 2010 and was runner-up in 2009.
Had a 10-year playing career, which included two seasons in the Majors with the St. Louis Cardinals…he was a lifetime .262 hitter with two doubles, a triple and five RBI in 34 games ... Made his big league debut on May 4, 1995, collecting a pinch-hit single off Houston reliever Dave Veres ... Collected hits in each of his first three Major League at-bats, between May 4-6, 1995 - vs. Houston ... Played in the Royals' organization with Omaha in 1998, before finishing his career with Montreal's Triple-A affiliate, Ottawa, in 1999 ... Originally drafted in the ninth round by St. Louis in 1990 and spent his first eight seasons in the Cardinals' organization…named a Florida State League (A) AllStar in 1993 and a Texas League (AA) All-Star in 1994.
Terry and his wife, Cynthia, reside in Prince George, Va….they have two sons, Montae and Marcus ... Graduated from Windsor High School in Windsor, Va....lettered in both baseball and football ... Attended Norfolk State (Va.) University…one of two Spartans to play in a Major League game (Eric Crozier)…ranks fifth in program history in steals (66), while he still holds the school's single-season record for runs scored (62), which he set in 1990.