Director of Player Development
Keith Lieppman begins his 47th year with the A's and 26th season as the organization's director of player development, with responsibilities in the assignment, development and evaluation of players throughout the A's farm system, which consistently ranks among the best in the game. He also coordinates field instruction for the entire minor league system.
Lieppman's gilded reputation as one of baseball's finest personnel executives was further amplified in 2010 when he received the Sheldon "Chief" Bender Award from Minor League Baseball for "distinguished service and being instrumental in player development" during his career.
Lieppman has managed on all levels of the A's minor league system, beginning in Modesto in 1980 and most recently with the Triple-A Tacoma Tigers from 1985-87. He also managed the Licey Tigres of the Dominican Winter League in 1986. He began his baseball career in 1971 as a minor league player for the A's.
Keith is a graduate of the University of Kansas with a degree in journalism. He resides in Prescott, Ariz. with his wife, Corinne.