Stan enters his 31st season in minor league baseball and 2nd overall season with the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. He carries a 1675-1685 (.499) record in his 27 year career as a Manager. He is notorious for leading his teams to the promise land, having made it to seven championships while winning four titles. The Mississippi native returns to Southern Maryland after coaching the 2015 Blue Crabs squad to one of two championship series in franchise history, and winning ALPB Coach of the Year honors with the New Britain Bees in 2016.
Joe Walsh is set to begin his sixth season with the Blue Crabs in 2019. He serves a unique role in the Blue Crabs franchise, but a cornerstone nonetheless. He connects with the players on a personal level, and has a knack for helping them perfect their craft. Earlier in his career, Walsh worked with various AA and AAA organizations.
Daisuke Yoshida, the Blue Crabs’ 2019 third base coach is no stranger to Regency Furniture Stadium. He spent the 2009 and 2010 season as a utility player for the Blue Crabs. He is also familiar with Stan Cliburn as a manager. The two worked together for the New Britain Bees in 2017 and reunite in Southern Maryland to try to bring the squad back to winning ways. The last time the Blue Crabs appeared in an Atlantic League Championship Series was under Cliburn in 2015.
Daryl Thompson needs no introduction, his name synonymous with the Blue Crabs. The Southern Maryland native is set to begin his 8th season with the Blue Crabs, and for the first time in his career will not only be a starting pitcher, but will also serve as the team’s pitching coach. His name will forever be associated with the Atlantic League as the fireballer sits top 10 in league history in innings, wins, and strikeouts. Thompson appeared in the MLB in two seasons, 2008 and 2011.