The Astros named Trey Hillman as the club's bench coach on Oct. 17, 2014.
Hillman joined the Astros from the New York Yankees, where he served as a special assistant in Major and Minor League operations in 2014. Prior to 2014, Hillman spent three seasons as bench coach for Don Mattingly and the Los Angeles Dodgers (2011-13), and three seasons as manager of the Kansas City Royals (2008-10). The Texas native spent five seasons in Japan as manager of the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters, leading the club to a championship in 2006 and three total playoff appearances (2004, 2006-07).
Hillman spent 13 years managing and coaching at the Minor League level in the Yankees system (1989-2001), and also served as director of player development for one season with the Rangers (2002). He played three seasons of Minor League Baseball in the Indians system from 1985-87 before serving as a scout for the organization from 1987-88. Hillman is a resident of Liberty Hill, Texas, and a graduate of the University of Texas-Arlington.