Enters his 5th season as Red Sox Bullpen Coach...Named to that position on 2/5/13. Also serves as the club's catching coordinator and assists in advance scouting. Has spent entire 26-year professional baseball career in the Red Sox organization, including his playing career...2013 marked his 1st season on the ML coaching staff. Since 2014, Boston catchers rank 5th in the majors with a caught stealing rate of 30.1% (95 CCS, 221 SB)... Among active players with at least 100 games at catcher, Boston's Christian Vazquez (44.2%) and Sandy Leon (41.8%) are the only 2 with a caught stealing % of at least 40.0. Red Sox catchers in 2016 threw out 31 of 90 attempted base stealers (34.4%), marking the 4th-best caught stealing percentage in the majors...Sox catchers allowed a major league-low 19 stolen bases from 7/9 through the remainder of the season. In 2016, Boston relievers set a franchise record with 507 SO (previous: 479 in 2011)...Boston's bullpen ranked 2nd in the majors with a 1.81 ERA (17 ER/84.1 IP) from 9/1 through the remainder of the season...Sox relievers also had MLB's lowest opponent OPS (.572) and the AL's lowest opponent AVG (.198) in that time. Was named interim bench coach for the Red Sox on 8/19/15 while John Farrell was on medical leave. Spent 7 seasons from 2006-12 as a major league advance scout for the Red Sox...Served as a pro scout for the Sox in 2005...Held the position of bullpen catcher for 8 years from 1997-2004.
Selected by BOS in the 14th round of the 1991 June Draft...The former catcher played 6 seasons in the Red Sox minor league system...Reached the Triple-A level with Pawtucket in 1995.
Full name is Dana Alan LeVangie. Married to Traci...The couple has a son, Liam (16), and daughter, Avery (13). Graduated in 1987 from Whitman-Hanson (MA) High School, where he also played football and wrestled. Attended both Cape Cod Community College (1987-89) and American International College in Springfield, MA (1989-91)...Hit .473 (13 HR, 87 RBI) in 42 games his senior year...Named the 1991 Division II Northeast Player of the Year and earned Northeast-10 Player of the Year honors that year...Played in the 1991 New England College All-Star Game at Fenway Park. Is a member of the American International College Athletic Hall of Fame...In 2011, was elected to the Northeast-10 Baseball Hall of Fame.