The Top 100 coaches most likely to become MLB managers

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 29: Manager Bruce Bochy #15 of the San Francisco Giants looks on from the dugout before his last game as Giants manager, the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Oracle Park on September 29, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 29: Manager Bruce Bochy #15 of the San Francisco Giants looks on from the dugout before his last game as Giants manager, the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Oracle Park on September 29, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) /
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Matt Williams, San Diego Padres, MLB coaching staffs, MLB managers
Jul 16, 2019; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics third base coach Matt Williams (4) speaks with center fielder Ramon Laureano (22) in the game against the Seattle Mariners during the eighth inning at the Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports /

96) Matt Williams

Matt Williams will be the new third base coach for the San Diego Padres in 2022 and he has about 30 years of playing, coaching, and managerial experience.

Williams, 56, played parts of 17 years in the majors and he was an All-Star five times and four Gold Gloves and four Silver Slugger Awards. He came in 2nd in NL MVP in 1994. He retired after the 2003 season.

He went into broadcasting at first as he was an analyst for select games for the D-Backs on TV and radio from 2005 through 2009. In the meantime, he was the interim manager for the D-Backs in Double-A for the final 33 games of the 2007 season.

He officially started coaching in 2010 when he became the first base coach for the D-Backs. In 2011, he went to the other side of the diamond and was their third base coach for the next three seasons.

The Nationals hired him as their manager for the 2014 season and was the 2014 NL Manager of the Year in his rookie season since the Nats won 96 games and got to the playoffs but after a disappointing 83-79 season, the Nats fired Williams after the 2015 season.

He returned to Arizona to be their third base coach in 2016, returned to broadcasting in 2017 for the Giants, and then returned back to coaching 2018 with former D-Backs manager Bob Melvin with Oakland. He was the third base coach for Oakland in 2018 and 2019.

He left the A’s to become the manager of the Kia Tigers in Korea for the last two seasons but he is rejoining Melvin in San Diego in 2022.