Jon Eric DeBus
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 3", Weight 226 lb.
- School College of St. Francis
- Born August 31, 1958 in Chicago Heights, IL USA
Outfielder Jon Debus was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 21st round of the 1980 amateur draft. In 10 minor league seasons, he hit .281. He became the hitting coach for the San Antonio Missions in 1990, and was a coach for the Vero Beach Dodgers in 1991. In 1992 and 1993 he managed the Great Falls Dodgers, then managed Vero Beach from 1994-1996. He was a coach for the Albuquerque Dukes in 1997 and 1998, then coached at Vero Beach in 1999.
In 2000 and 2001, Debus was the manager and General Manager of the Elmira Pioneers in the Northern League East. From 2002-2004, he was the minor league catching coordinator for the Dodgers, and in 2005 he was the bullpen coach for LA. Debus joined incoming Orix Buffaloes manager Terry Collins' coaching staff for the 2007 season as the hitting coach. He was fined $50,000 in July after he got involved in a fight between Tomoya Satozaki and Tuffy Rhodes. Debus was ejected from that game. Debus and Collins both stepped down in late May 2008.
Sources: Orix Buffaloes website
Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record
|1992||Great Falls Dodgers||Pioneer League||38-35||4th||Los Angeles Dodgers|
|1993||Great Falls Dodgers||Pioneer League||37-35||4th||Los Angeles Dodgers|
|1994||Vero Beach Dodgers||Florida State League||60-75||12th||Los Angeles Dodgers|
|1995||Vero Beach Dodgers||Florida State League||74-59||4th||Los Angeles Dodgers|
|1996||Vero Beach Dodgers||Florida State League||65-66||8th||Los Angeles Dodgers||Lost in 1st round|
|1998||Albuquerque Dukes||Pacific Coast League||1-4||--||Los Angeles Dodgers|| replaced Glenn Hoffman (27-41) on June 22|
replaced by Ron Roenicke (33-37) on June 27
|2000||Elmira Pioneers||Northern League East||47-39||3rd||Independent Leagues||Lost in 2nd round|
|2001||Elmira Pioneers||Northern League East||51-38||1st||Independent Leagues||Lost in 2nd round|