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Ron Romanick begins his first season as the A's pitching coach in 2011 after spending three seasons on the A's Major League coaching staff as bullpen coach.

Romanick joined the A's coaching staff in 2008 and assisted former pitching coach Curt Young in developing one of the best young pitching staffs in baseball over the past three seasons. During that three-year period, the A's have posted the best earned run average (3.95) and fewest home runs (444) in the American League, and ranked second in the AL in both shutouts (34) and lowest opponents' batting average (.254).

Romanick joined the Oakland organization in 1999 as the A's minor league roving pitching instructor and spent nine seasons in that role. He also served as a pitching coordinator in the Seattle Mariners organization for seven seasons (1992-98).

Romanick's major league career spanned three seasons (1984-86) with the California Angels, compiling a career record of 31-29 and a 4.24 ERA in 82 appearances, all starts. He made 33 starts for the Angels as a rookie in 1984 and posted a 12-12 record and a 3.76 ERA. Romanick followed up his rookie season with a 14-9 showing in 1985. After going 5-8 in 1986, he was traded to the New York Yankees organization and spent the 1987 season with Triple-A Columbus. He retired in 1988 after spending one year in the Milwaukee farm system.

Romanick pitched at Arizona State before being drafted by the Angels in the first round of the Secondary Phase of the 1981 January Draft.

A native of Bellevue, Wash., Ron makes his off-season home in Fountain Hills, Ariz.

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