LOWELL -- The Lowell Spinners, Class A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, have announce their coaching staff for the 2019 season.
New to the Spinners' staff is first-time manager Luke Montz, who made his coaching debut in 2018 with Portland.
Montz played 13 professional seasons as a catcher, first baseman and outfielder, reaching the majors with Washington in 2008 and Oakland in 2013 before finishing his playing career with Pawtucket in 2015.
Remaining in the role of pitching coach is Nick Green, who joined the Red Sox organization in 2015. As a pitcher, Green played from 2004-2010 as a member of the Anaheim Angels and Milwaukee Brewers organizations. He joined the Spinners last season.
Nate Spears will return as hitting coach for a third year after spending 2016 as a coaching assistant with Greenville. Spears played professionally for 13 seasons with the Orioles, Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians and Philadelphia Phillies.
Taylor Boucher has been hired as Lowell's athletic trainer after spending three seasons with the University of Miami athletic department and interning in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization in 2017. Boucher served as the assistant athletic trainer for Lowell last season.