Pitcher Jon Deeble played on the Australian team in the 1985 Intercontinental Cup, 1988 Olympics and 1993 Intercontinental Cup. He later went on to be a minor league manager and hitting coach. He managed for years in the Australian Baseball League. He also managed the Australian squad at the 2000 and 2004 Olympics, leading the team to a silver medal in the latter Games. Deeble was Australia's skipper, as well, in the 2001 Baseball World Cup, 2005 Baseball World Cup and 2006 World Baseball Classic. Deeble guided the Australian team to a 6th-place finish in the 2007 Baseball World Cup, their highest finish ever in a Baseball World Cup to that point. Deeble managed Australia again in the 2009 World Baseball Classic with former MLB players Graeme Lloyd and Pat Kelly among his coaches. He also has managed Australia in the 2009 Baseball World Cup, 2011 Baseball World Cup (a 5th-place finish, their best yet in a World Cup), 2013 World Baseball Classic and 2017 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers.
Deeble has been either a coach and/or a scout for American pro teams since 1994, with the Marlins organization and later with the Boston Red Sox. He became the first Australian native to coach in the Majors when he became Boston's first-base coach in 2005. Remaining in the Red Sox family, in 2003 he managed the Lowell Spinners. As of 2009, he continues his career with the Red Sox organization as the coordinator of scouting for the Pacific Rim Region. His signees have included Beau Bishop, Chia-Chu Chen, Chih-Hsien Chiang, Mitch Dening, Justin Erasmus, Jennell Hudson, Che-Hsuan Lin, Boss Moanaroa, Moko Moanaroa, Tzu-Wei Lin, Wang-Yi Lin and Junichi Tazawa.
Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record
|1997||GCL Marlins||Gulf Coast League||31-28||5th (t)||Florida Marlins|
|1998||GCL Marlins||Gulf Coast League||38-22||1st||Florida Marlins||Lost in 1st round|
|1999||GCL Marlins||Gulf Coast League||25-35||12th||Florida Marlins|
|2000||Utica Blue Sox||New York-Penn League||35-40||9th||Florida Marlins|
|2001||GCL Marlins||Gulf Coast League||29-31||9th||Florida Marlins|
|2003||Lowell Spinners||New York-Penn League||36-30||--||Boston Red Sox||replaced by Lynn Jones on August 27|
sources include: 2009 World Baseball Classic souvenir program, page 62