Butch Hobson enters 2018 as the first manager in Chicago Dogs history. Hobson joins the Chicago Dogs with more than 30 years of experience in both major and minor league baseball, including three seasons as
manager of the Boston Red Sox. Hobson served as third baseman for Major League Baseball’s Boston Red Sox (1975-1980), California Angels (1981) and New York Yankees (1982). After retiring as a player, Hobson managed the Boston Red Sox (1992-1994), where he led the team to 207 victories. Hobson has also managed the Boston Red Sox minor league system, New York Mets minor league system, Philadelphia Phillies minor league system and the Independent Atlantic League’s Lancaster Barnstormers, Mobile Bay Sharks and Nashua Pride. Hobson most recently served as manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Class A affiliate.
Bench Coach/Pitching Coach
Stan Cliburn joins the Dogs staff for the inaugural season as the team’s first bench coach. Cliburn brings a decorated coaching background to Chicago with more than 20 seasons in minor league baseball. Cliburn previously spent 12 seasons as a manager in the Pittsburgh Pirates minor league system, as well as 9 seasons as a manager in the Minnesota Twins minor league system with the New Britain Rock Cats from 2001-2005, and the Rochester Red Wings from 2006-2009. From there, Cliburn spent 3 seasons as the manager of the Sioux City Explorers of the American Association. Most recently, Cliburn spent 3 seasons as the manager of the New Britain Bees of the independent Atlantic League. Cliburn played one season for the California Angels as a catcher in 1980.
D.J. Boston joins the Dogs staff for the inaugural season as the team’s first hitting coach. Boston previously served as the hitting coach for the Greeneville Astros in 2008, the Gulf Coast League Astros from 2009-2010, the Danville Braves in 2011, and the Gulf Coast League Braves in 2012. Prior to coaching, Boston enjoyed a 14 year professional playing career with stops along the way in the minor league systems of the Toronto Blue Jays, Pittsburgh Pirates, Colorado Rockies, and Oakland Athletics, as well as 7 seasons in the independent Atlantic league with the Nashua Pride from 1998-2003, and the Bridgeport Bluefish from 2004-2005. While in Nashua, Boston played under then Pride manager, and current Dogs manager, Butch Hobson. Boston’s brother, Daryl currently serves as the first base coach for the Chicago White Sox.
Patrick Pauley, M.S., ATC
Born and raised in the Chicago area, Patrick comes to the Chicago Dogs through Athletico Physical Therapy. After seven years as a high school baseball coach, he went to North Park University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Athletic Training. In addition to the resources available from Athletico, Patrick comes with athletic training experience from Northwestern University, U.S. Soccer, and two years at DePaul University where he received his M.S. this year. Patrick lives on Chicago’s South Side with his wife, Sarah and their four-year-old golden retriever.