Matt Williams returns to his old job as Diamondbacks third base coach


Fired as Nationals manager, Matt Williams has moved quickly to find a new job and it’s a familiar one: Williams is the Diamondbacks’ new third base coach, which is the same job he held–under different management–prior to being hired by the Nationals.

Williams was part of then-Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson’s coaching staff from 2010-2013, initially as first base coach and then as third base coach. He left to take the Nationals manager job and was named Manager of the Year in his first season before being fired after a disappointing season year.

This time around he’ll be part of manager Chip Hale’s coaching staff for a team that went 79-83 in 2015.