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Coaching Career

Maloof isin his firstseason astheRoyals hitting coach...2013 will be his sixth season with the Royals organization after joining the club in 2008 as the minor league hitting coordinator...also served as a special assistant to player development...Under the coordination of Maloof and assistant hitting coach Andre David, the Royals have developed several of the top hitting prospects in the minor leagues including 2012 American League All-Star Billy Butler, 2006 Baseball America and Topps Minor League Player of the Year Alex Gordon, 2010 Baseball America Player of the Year finalist Eric Hosmer, 2010 minor league home run leader Mike Moustakas and 2012 USA Today, Baseball America and Topps Minor League Player of the Year Wil Myers...Joined the Royals from the Atlanta Braves, where he worked as the club's minor league hitting coordinator from 2005-07...Served as a coach at Myrtle Beach (A) in the Atlanta system from 2002-04...Spent nine seasons in the Florida Marlins organization, including three seasons as the Marlins Major League hitting coach from 1999-2001...As the Marlins hitting coach, he helped the club's batting average rise in his firstseason of 1999 by 15 points while the Marlins increased their home run production from 114 in 1998, the year prior to his arrival, to 166 in 2001...Prior to his work on the Marlins Major League staff, worked from 1992-98 as the organization's roving hitting coordinator after winning the 1992CarlBarger Award for excellence in player development in his firstseason with the Florida organization....Spent 12 seasons in the San Diego Padres organization from 1980-1991, including serving as the hitting coach for the big league club in the second half of the 1990 season...managed for six seasons in the Padres system from 1980-85, compiling a 362-340 record and leading Beaumont in 1983 to the Texas League title...worked as a roving hitting instructor for San Diego from 1985-90 and hitting coach at Double-A Wichita in 1991.

Playing Career

Played eight minor league seasons at first base and outfield with the Twins, Reds and Padres systems from 1971-1978...was a career .303 hitter with 702 walks and just 276 strikeouts, stealing 119 bases...Hit over .300 in five of his eight seasons, batting .402 in 1971 for Albany and was named the Topps Minor League Player of the Year...Finished his career in Japan playing for the Seibu Lions in 1979, hitting .290 with 12 home runs and 48 RBI before retiring as a player...Selected in the 27th round of the 1971 Draft by the Minnesota Twins.

Miscellaneous Notes

Jack and his wife, Joan, make their home in Chandler, Ariz...they have two children, Justin and Jessica, and two grandchildren.

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