Huskies hire former major-league coachThe Duluth Huskies hired former Houston Astros and Anaheim Angels manager Terry Collins to take over the team.
Former Major League Baseball manager Terry Collins will coach the Duluth Huskies, the team announced Monday.
Collins, 60, will take over Wednesday, with the team’s first game after the Northwoods League All-Star break at 7:05 p.m. Thursday against Alexandria at Wade Stadium.
Collins managed the Houston Astros from 1994-96 and the Anaheim Angles from 1997-99, compiling a 444-434 record.
Collins has 11 years of minor-league coaching experience and most recently managed Team China at the 2009 World Baseball Classic.
“The Duluth Huskies are excited to bring in Terry Collins, as the entire organization looks forward to accessing his im-mense baseball knowledge and experience,” Huskies general manager Craig Smith said in a prepared statement.
Collins replaces Adam Stahl, who was fired on Friday after 2½ seasons with the club. Stahl had an 84-99 record with Du-luth, including 17-30 this season.
The Huskies have scheduled a press conference at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Wade Stadium to introduce their new coach.