Blue Jays Roster & Staff

John Schneider #17

APPOINTED

Named Major League Coach by the Toronto Blue Jays on November 27, 2018.

PERSONAL

John P. Schneider...Attended Lawrence Township High School in New Jersey...Caught at the University of Delaware...Named Colonial Athletic Association All-Conference in 2002...Resides in Clearwater, FL with his wife, Jess, and two sons, Gunner and Greyson.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

Selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 13th round of the 2002 First-Year Player Draft...Played six seasons (311 games) in Toronto's Minor League system, advancing as high as Triple-A Syracuse in 2007.

COACHING CAREER

Will be his 11th season in a coaching role with the Blue Jays organization... Spent 2008 as hitting coach for the Gulf Coast League Blue Jays...Then managed the squad from 2009-2010 and again in 2013...Managed the Vancouver Canadians for half a season in 2011 before leaving the club to attend a family matter...Managed the club again from 2014-2015 and led them to a division-leading 46-30 record and a finals appearance in 2014...Took the reigns as manager of the Class-A Lansing Lugnuts for the 2016 season...Managed the Advanced-A Dunedin Blue Jays to 72-66 record and a Florida State League Championship in 2017 (co-champs with the Palm Beach Cardinals due to Hurricane Irma)...Was named Manager of Double-A New Hampshire in 2018 and led the Fisher Cats to an Eastern League Championship...Will serve in a coaching role at the Major League level for the first time...As Major League Coach, he has a focus on the development of Major League catching.