The 2011 season marks Brandon Hyde's first full season as bench coach after being named interim bench coach on June 23, 2010. He began last season as minor league infield coordinator, his first year in that position. Prior to that, Hyde spent five years managing in the Marlins' minor league system ... Hyde spent the 2009 season as the manager in Jacksonville, when he guided the Suns to their first of two consecutive Southern League Championship. Prior to his stint with Jacksonville, he managed the Carolina Mudcats for two years and the Greensboro Grasshoppers for two years. Before being promoted to manager, Hyde was Greensboro's hitting coach for the second half of the 2003 season and all of the 2004 season ... Hyde served as a coach for Long Beach State University, his alma mater, in the 2002 season when the team finished 39-21 and was eliminated by Stanford in the College World Series.
Signed by the White Sox as an undrafted free agent out of Long Beach State on June 20, 1997 ... Spent entire professional career in the Chicago White Sox' organization from 1997-2001. He batted .256 with 14 home runs and 101 RBI in 183 career minor league games ... Hyde's best season came in 1999 with Burlington (A) of the Midwest League, when he hit .286 with 15 doubles, six home runs and 40 RBI in 65 games.
Brandon M. Hyde was born on October 3, 1973 in Santa Rosa, California.