OPENING DAY AGE: 45
SIGNED THROUGH: 2013
FORMER POSITION: Right-handed Pitcher
BORN: May 5, 1967 - Fairfield, Conn.
RESIDENCE: Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Nagy enters his third season as D-backs Pitching Coach...during his 14-year playing career, was a 3-time All-Star and had a pair of World Series appearances with the Indians...2007 inductee into Indians Hall of Fame. Enters histhird season as D-backs Pitching Coach. In 2012, Wade Miley (16 wins), Ian Kennedy (15) and Trevor Cahill (13) became the second trio in franchise history to record 13 or more wins in the same season along with the 1999 trio of Randy Johnson (17 wins), Omar Daal (16) andAndy Benes(13). In 2012, the bullpen posted a franchise-low 3.24 ERA, a 2.50-point improvement from 2010 (5.74 ERA), the best improvement in the Majors during thatspan (see box). In 2012, D-backs rookie pitchers led the NL with 24 wins, the second-most in franchise history (39 in 2003)...at the end of the season, the D-backs rotation was the youngest in the Majorswith Ian Kennedy (27), Wade Miley (25), Trevor Cahill (24), Patrick Corbin (23) and Tyler Skaggs(21) (Elias). In 2011, the D-backs' pitching staff's 3.80 ERA represented a 1.01 difference from the 2010 club's 4.81 ERA, the best improvement in the Majors ahead of the Pirates (0.96 difference, 5.00 to 4.04) and Brewers (0.95, 4.58 to 3.63), according to Elias Sports Bureau. In 2011,Ian Kennedy (21) and Daniel Hudson (16) combined for 37 wins, tops in the National League and second-most in the Majors behind the Tigers' combined 39 wins from Justin Verlander (24) and Max Scherzer (15). In 2011, Ian Kennedy (21), Daniel Hudson (16), Joe Saunders (12) and Josh Collmenter (10) became the second quartet in team history with at least 10 wins in the same season, joining 1999's Randy Johnson (17), Omar Daal (16),Andy Benes(13) and Armando Reynoso (10). Was the pitching coach for the Indians' Triple-A Columbus (Ohio) Clippers in 2010...the Clippers won the Triple-A Championship after going 79-65 in the regular season and cruising through the playoffs as awild card. Served as pitching coach for the Angels' Triple-A Salt Lake City Bess from 2005-06, going 160-128 (.556) and winning the Pacific Coast League's North Division in 2006...tutored Angels' pitching prospect and former Dbacks' pitcher Joe Saunders from 2005-06 in Salt Lake. Held the title of Special Assistant to Baseball Operations with the Indians from 2004-05. Three-time AL All-Star was part of teams that won six AL Central Division titles and a pair of AL Pennants in 13 seasons for the Indians. Compiled a 129-105 record and 4.51 ERA in 318 games during a 14-year career with the Indians(1990-2002) and Padres(2003). Inducted into the Indians Hall of Fame in 2007 after going 129-103 with a 4.51 ERA in 313 games (297 starts) for the Indians...ranks sixth on the Indians' all-time career pitching list with 297 starts and 1,235 strikeouts and 10th with 129 career victories...was the Indians' first-round selection (17th overall) in the 1988 First-Year Player Draft. In 1996, finished fourth in the AL Cy Young voting after posting a 17-5 record and 3.51 ERA in 32 starts and got the starting nod for the AL at the 1996 All-Star Game.
Charles Harrison Nagy. He and his wife, Jacquelyn, have two daughters, Makaela and Lily. Played collegiately at the University of Connecticut from 1987-88 and was a two-time All-Big East Pitcher of the Year and anAll-American in 1988. Member of the 1988 U.S. Olympic Team that won the gold medal in Seoul, South Korea.
NAGY'S COACHING HISTORY
2006-07: Pitching Coach - Salt Lake Bees
2010: Pitching Coach - Columbus Clippers
2011-present: Pitching Coach - Arizona Diamondbacks