Named the 16th full-time manager in Kansas City Royals history on May 13, 2010...signed a two-year extension with an option year on July 31, 2010...Royals exercised the option for 2013 on February 14, 2012...signed a two-year extension for the 2014-15 seasons on October 1, 2013...agreed to a one-year extension that runs through the 2016 season on January 13 of this year.
Led Kansas City to its first postseason and World Series appearances since 1985 and its best record (89-73) since 1989...over the last two seasons, the Royals have amassed 175 victories with Yost at the helm, their most in any two-year stretch since 1988-89, when the club won 176 contests (84 in 1988 and 92 in 1989).
Became the longest tenured manager in Royals history on September 24 at Cleveland, managing his 771st game with KC...he passed Dick Howser (770).
Became the first manager in Major League history to win his first eight postseason games…his .733 postseason winning percentage (11-4) is seventh all-time in MLB history.
Served on Ron Washington's American League All-Star coaching staff for the 2012 Midsummer Classic played at Kauffman Stadium.
The Royals have posted a 373-402 (.481) record since he took the reins.
Yost and his wife, Deborah, have four children: daughter, Jenny, and three sons, Ned IV, Josh and Andrew...Ned IV is currently a minor league coach in the Brewers system after playing in the minors for three seasons while Josh was a freestyle motocross professional.
His father, Ned (Sr.), was an All-American football player at Santa Rosa Junior College in California.
Graduated from Dublin (Calif.) High in 1972 before playing baseball at Chabot Junior College in Hayward, Calif.
Inducted into the Central Wisconsin Baseball Hall of Fame in 2004 and earned the "Nice Guy Award" at the 2005 Red Smith Sports Award Banquet in Appleton, Wis.
Wears uniform No. 3 as a tribute to his close friend, the late Dale Earnhardt.