Triple-A Oklahoma City Dodgers manager Damon Berryhill was named the 2015 Pacific Coast League Manager of the Year on Friday, two days after guiding the club to an American Northern Division title.
Berryhill received the honor based off balloting of the league’s 16 managers and media representatives from each PCL city. He becomes the first OKC manager to win the award since Greg Biagini in 1999.
Although the Dodgers suffered a loss Friday night, the 85 wins they’ve already reached set a new club record, which they can improve on with three regular season games remaining. Making the achievement all the more impressive, Berryhill has endured a total of 328 roster transactions this season.
The 51-year-old manager is in his seventh season as a manager in the Dodgers’ Minor League system. He debuted with rookie-level Ogden in 2009, where he guided the Raptors to four postseason appearances over five years, then moved on to manage Triple-A Albuquerque in 2014.
Berryhill joins Tim Wallach (2009) and Lorenzo Bundy (2012) as Dodgers managers who have been bestowed with the PCL award. After concluding regular season play on Monday, OKC will begin a best-of-five series with American Southern Division champion Round Rock, the Texas Rangers’ top affiliate, on Wednesday, Sept. 9.