FLUSHING, N.Y., December 16, 2020 — The New York Mets announced today that the team has hired Dave Jauss to serve as the club’s bench coach.
Jauss, 63, makes his return to Queens for what will be his third season with the organization. He previously worked with the Mets as the team’s bench coach in 2010 and was New York’s coordinator of staff development in 2011.
“I want to thank Steve Cohen, Sandy Alderson, Jared Porter and Luis Rojas for the opportunity to be a part of what this organization can accomplish in the coming years,” Jauss said. “I’m thrilled to be a part of Luis’ staff in addition to helping him grow as a manager, just as his father, Felipe, helped me throughout my career.”
The Chicago native is entering his 34th season in professional baseball and joins the Mets’ coaching staff from The Bronx, where he spent last season as a professional scout for the Yankees. Prior to this year, Jauss was a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates coaching staff under manager Clint Hurdle from October 2012 through the 2019 season, including one campaign (2016) as the club’s bench coach.
In addition to serving as the bench coach for Jerry Manuel in New York and Clint Hurdle in Pittsburgh, Jauss held the same role in Baltimore (2008–2009) and Los Angeles-NL (2006–2007). He spent 10 years working in various roles as a coach, scout and administrator in the Red Sox organization from 1996–2005 and began his major league career in 1995 as Baltimore’s coordinator of instruction.
Jauss began his professional career as a minor league manager for the GCL Expos in 1988. He then spent three seasons as the Single-A West Palm Beach Expos’ third base coach under manager Felipe Alou for three years before succeeding Alou as manager in 1992. He managed one more season in the Expos’ system, winning Eastern League Manager of the Year honors in 1994 in Harrisburg (AA).
Jauss resides in Naples, Florida with his wife, Billie. Together, they have three sons.