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John A. Narron, Jr. (born 1951) is a fomer hitting coach for the Milwaukee Brewers, and the former Assistant Hitting Coach of the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball. He is a confidant and friend of center fielder Josh Hamilton and temporarily acted as an "accountability partner" to help Hamilton in his recovery from drug addiction.

The native of Goldsboro, North Carolina, was a first baseman in the minor league systems of the New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox in 1974 and 1975.

He is the brother of former Rangers and Reds manager Jerry Narron, who is currently the bench coach for the Brewers. His late uncle Sam Narron was a catcher for the St. Louis Cardinals and a longtime coach with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Major League Experience[edit]

Narron played for Johnston City, a Rookie affiliate of the New York Yankees during the year of 1974. He held a career best .272 batting average for Johnston City with 54 RBIs and 15 HRs. He then went on to play for the low A affiliate of the New York Yankees, Appleton. Here he posted an .228 batting average with 57 RBIs and 6 HRs.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

Narron spent 2007 with the Cincinnati Reds organization as the Reds' Major League Video/Administrative Coach. Narron spent four seasons as a coach in the farm system for the Brewers, including stints as hitting coach and manager at rookie-level Helena Brewers, in 2003, 2004 and 2006.

Narron was Josh Hamilton's off-field coach for five seasons. He served as an accountability partner for Hamilton, helping him stay free from his addiction to drugs and alcohol. At age 60, Narron was hoping for a more promising job and that came true in 2012 when Narron was offered the job to become the next Milwaukee Brewers hitting coach. Hamilton was supportive of Narron in his decision to move on with his career, saying "Johnny is very talented and has helped me tremendously, both personally and professionally. He is fulfilling a dream to be a Major League batting coach, and I have told him previously I would never stand in his way from doing that. We will stay in touch, and I wish him great success with the Brewers."[2] Narron left the Brewers after the 2014 season.[3]


  1. ^ Palmer, Pete. "John Narron." Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC, n.d. Web. 02 Oct. 2012. <http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=narron001joh>.
  2. ^ Ortiz, Jorge L. (28 November 2011). "Josh Hamilton's mentor leaves for Brewers". USA Today. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Brewers fire hitting, first base coaches". ESPN.com. Associated Press. 10 October 2014. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 

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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 18:12:10 -0800

Johnny Narron put in three seasons as the Brewers' hitting coach after his time with the Rangers. AP. Share This Story. Tweet. Updated NOV 19, 2014 11:44p ET. ANAHEIM, Calif. —. The Los Angeles Angels have hired Josh Hamilton's former accountability ...

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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:52:30 -0800

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels have hired Josh Hamilton's former accountability partner to be the hitting coach for their top minor-league affiliate. Johnny Narron was hired by the Angels on Wednesday to work for their Triple-A club in ...


Fri, 10 Oct 2014 12:45:59 -0700

The team also announced that Johnny Narron and Garth Iorg have been let go as the team's hitting coach and first base coach. The Brewers late season collapse has been widely blamed on the team's lineup, and Narron was always a candidate to face the ...

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 11:56:07 -0700

I've had a question rattling around in my brain since the regular season ended, and it became clear to me that at the very least Johnny Narron would be fired as the Milwaukee Brewers hitting coach: Do hitting coaches even matter? The smart money coming ...
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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:11:15 -0800

Johnny Narron was hired by the Angels to work for their Triple-A club in Salt Lake City. Narron was the Milwaukee Brewers' hitting coach for the past three seasons. Before that, Narron spent five years at the side of Hamilton, who overcame drug and ...
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:33:45 -0800

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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:15:00 -0800

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Mon, 03 Nov 2014 14:52:30 -0800

Although Roenicke has survived the late season collapse, hitting coach Johnny Narron and first base coach Garth Iorg were not so lucky. The two were dismissed, and it will be interesting to see how that affects the clubhouse dynamic. Narron's brother ...

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