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David Patrick Jauss (born January 16, 1957) is an American professional baseball coach and scout who is currently on the Major League coaching staff of Pittsburgh Pirates' manager Clint Hurdle.[1]

Dave Jauss
Pittsburgh Pirates – No. 85
Born: (1957-01-16) January 16, 1957 (age 62)
Chicago, Illinois
As coach



College careerEdit

Jauss attended school at Amherst College, where he was a teammate of future MLB general manager Dan Duquette.[2]

He was the captain of both the baseball and basketball teams at Amherst. He also received a B.A. in psychology and a M.S. in Sport Management from what is now the Isenberg School of Management's Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.[3]

Jauss served as the head baseball coach at Westfield State College in 1982–84, and then Atlantic Christian College in 1985–87.

Professional careerEdit

In 1988, when Duquette became the Montreal Expos' director of player development, Jauss was hired by field coordinator Jerry Manuel as a manager in the Expos' farm system. Between 1988 and 1994, Jauss managed the Gulf Coast Expos, West Palm Beach Expos, and Harrisburg Senators. He compiled a record of 188–151 in that role and was named the Eastern League Manager of the Year in 1994. He also managed winter baseball in the Dominican Republic and led Licey to the Caribbean Series title in 1999. That winter, Jauss was named Manager of the Year. In 1995, Jauss was the field coordinator for player development of the Baltimore Orioles, and the following year, he became the advance scout for the Boston Red Sox, reunited with Duquette.

Major League BaseballEdit

In 1997, he was named the Red Sox first base coach, a position he held between 1997 and 1999. It was there that he met Grady Little who was serving as the team's bench coach at the time. Jauss then served as the Red Sox minor league field coordinator from 2000–01. In 2001, Jauss became the Red Sox bench coach; then, in 2002, he was their director of player development and from 2003–05 he was the Red Sox' Major League advance scout, playing a role in the club's 2004 World Series triumph.

In 2006, he was named bench coach of the Dodgers under manager Grady Little, a position he held through 2007. During the 2008–2009 seasons, he was the bench coach for the Baltimore Orioles. Jauss left the Orioles after the 2009 season[4] He was the bench coach for the New York Mets in 2010; then, in November 2011, he was named to the Pirates' professional scouting staff,[5] serving one season before returning to coaching.


He is the son of the late Bill Jauss, longtime sportswriter for The Chicago Tribune and panelist on the television program The Sportswriters on TV. His son D.J. was drafted by the Nationals 874th overall, in the 29th round of the 2014 MLB draft.[6]


  1. ^ Pirates official web site
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  3. ^ The Official Site of The Los Angeles Dodgers: Team: Manager and Coaches
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  6. ^ Malone, Daniel. "2014 MLB Draft: UMass Pitcher DJ Jauss Drafted by the Washington Nationals in 29th Round". masslive. Retrieved 2015-05-19.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Jerry Manuel
Gulf Coast League Expos Manager
Succeeded by
Jerry Weinstein
Preceded by
Felipe Alou
West Palm Beach Expos Manager
Succeeded by
Rob Leary
Preceded by
Jim Tracy
Harrisburg Senators Manager
Succeeded by
Pat Kelly
Preceded by
Frank White
Boston Red Sox First-Base Coach
Succeeded by
Tommy Harper
Preceded by
Buddy Bailey
Boston Red Sox Bench Coach
Succeeded by
Mike Stanley
Preceded by
Jim Lett
Los Angeles Dodgers Bench Coach
Succeeded by
Bob Schaefer
Preceded by
Tom Trebelhorn
Baltimore Orioles Bench Coach
Succeeded by
Jeff Datz
Preceded by
Sandy Alomar Sr.
New York Mets Bench Coach
Succeeded by
Ken Oberkfell