LAKEWOOD ALUMNI PROFILE


Name: Gene Dusan
High School: Lakewood HS (1967)
Position: Catcher
College: Long Beach City College ()
Drafted: Drafted/Signed: Oakland A's, 87 player pick 5th round January 1968 from Long Beach CC
Minor Leagues: Played 9 seasons. Named to California Collegiate League All-Star team. Named to 1970 Mid west League All-Star team Named to 1972 American Association All-Star Team - Burlington, Des Moines, Birmingham, Tulsa, Indianapolis
Career Highlights: In 1977 in his first managerial test, Gene’s team finishes first at Batavia of the New York-Penn League. Managed for Cleveland and New York Mets minor league organization compiling a 405-371 won-loss record over six seasons.
Coached Teams: Cedar Rapids,Wichita,Jackson,Lynchburg,Tacoma,Portland,Batavia
Coaching Highlights: SPORTS PEOPLE; Mets Choose a Coach DiggFacebookNewsvinePermalink Published: November 12, 1982 Gene Dusan, a 33-year-old minor league manager, will become the Mets' bullpen coach next season, helping to take the place of Bill Monbouquette, who had served as pitching and bullpen coach until being relegated recently to scouting duty. Dusan, who was a minor league catcher for nine years, managed the Mets' team at Jackson, Miss., that qualified for the Texas League playoffs last season and won the Casey Stengel Award as the top manager in the parent club's farm system. In New York, he will work closely with George Bamberger, who plans to do double duty as manager and pitching coach.

 
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