Gary Montez Thurman
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 10", Weight 175 lb.
- High School North Central High School (Indianapolis)
- Debut August 30, 1987
- Final Game May 26, 1997
- Born November 12, 1964 in Indianapolis, IN USA
Since his playing career ended, Thurman has been a minor league coach and manager. He was skipper of the AZL Mariners in 1999, the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers from 2000 to 2002, and the Inland Empire 66ers in 2006. He led the 66ers to the California League championship under his guidance. Thurman was a coach for the Tacoma Rainiers in 2003 and the San Antonio Missions in 2004-2005. In 2007 he became the Seattle Mariners minor league outfield coordinator. On July 3, 2007 it was announced that he would become the Mariners' first base coach, replacing Mike Goff who had moved to bench coach after the previous bench coach, John McLaren, became manager. In 2008, Thurman became the Cleveland Indians' minor league outfield/baserunning coordinator, a job he held unti 2011. In 2012, he was named first base coach of the Miami Marlins.
Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record
|1999||AZL Mariners||Arizona League||32-24||2nd||Seattle Mariners|
|2000||Wisconsin Timber Rattlers||Midwest League||78-60||3rd||Seattle Mariners||Lost in 2nd round|
|2001||Wisconsin Timber Rattlers||Midwest League||84-52||2nd||Seattle Mariners||Lost in 2nd round|
|2002||Wisconsin Timber Rattlers||Midwest League||53-86||13th||Seattle Mariners|
|2006||Inland Empire 66ers||California League||72-68||5th||Seattle Mariners||League Champs|