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Brian Buchanan

COACHING CAREER

Brian Buchanan is in his first season as the Royals' Assistant Hitting Coach, being named to the position on December 19, 2016...He spent the 2016 season as the hitting coach at Northwest Arkansas (AA), helping the Naturals win a second consecutive Texas League North Division title...Served as a manager in the Royals' minor league system for six seasons, leading Wilmington (2015), Lexington (2013-14), Kane County (2012) and Idaho Falls (2010-11)...Managed current Royals: Cheslor Cuthbert, Hunter Dozier, Terrance Gore and Raul Mondesi in his minor league stops. 

PERSONAL 

Brian and his wife, Jill, reside in Jupiter, Fla., with sons, Walker, Drew, Logan and Connor…Jill is the daughter of basketball Hall of Famer John Havlicek....Played collegiately at the University of Virginia, where he was tabbed an All-American in 1994 by Baseball America and College Baseball/Louisville Slugger…his 22 home runs in 1994 are still tops in school history, while his 66 RBI are third-most...Graduated from Fairfax High School in Fairfax, Va., where he lettered in baseball and football...Earned the nickname "Buck" during his Major League playing career