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Monday, June 12, 2017

Troy Haugen, How Committed - 24

Named head coach at Greenhill School outside Dallas in 2016, Troy Haugen knew the work needed to get his team to the playoffs, he told the school's student newspaper, The Evergreen.

That's because he'd regularly taken teams at his previous schools there, The Evergreen wrote.

"There's a lot that goes into it," Haugen told The Evergreen. "No. 1, is showing the commitment to the kids, making sure they understand how committed you are as a coaching staff and that we're all in this together."

Haugen turned to coaching after a brief career as a player in the pros. Haugen played three seasons in the Brewers system, making it to high-A Stockton, but no higher.

Haugen's pro career began in 1989, signed by the Brewers as an undrafted free agent out of Oregon State University.

At Oregon State, Haugen walked 40 times and hit three home runs in 1989. In 1988, he won the most improved player award and a gold glove in 1989.

He started with the Brewers at short-season Helena. He got into 57 games and hit .265. He scored in an August game on a single.

Haugen moved to single-A Beloit for 1990. He went 0 for 4 in an August game against South Bend. He hit .226 in 109 games.

He returned for one more season in 1991. He got into 65 games at high-A Stockton. He went 2 for 4 in a May game, scoring twice. He hit .203 overall, ending his career.

Haugen went on to work in strength and conditioning and sports injury rehabilitation. He served as head coach at Episcopal School of Dallas from 2009 to 2013. He served as athletic director at Zion Lutheran School starting in 2014 and took the head coaching position at Greenhill in 2016.
1990 Minor League Tally
Players/Coaches Featured: 2,648
Made the Majors:1,026-38.8%
Never Made Majors:1,622-61.2%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors: 425
10+ Seasons in the Minors:261

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