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RESUME: Mike Maddux returns for his second year as the Nationals' pitching coach...Under his tutelage in 2016, Nationals pitchers posted a 3.51 ERA (2nd in MLB), his starting staff struck out an MLB-best 987 batters (tied with the 2003 Cubs for the second-most by any starting staff in baseball history), his relievers posted the best bullpen ERA in MLB at 3.35, and the club sealed its third division championship in the last five seasons…Maddux was also integral in the 2016 National League Cy Young season for Max Scherzer...Maddux came to Washington from the Texas Rangers where they earned four Postseason berths, and Maddux helped develop many Rangers pitchers…From 2010-13, the Rangers were one of just five clubs (along with ATL, STL, OAK, and TBR) to post four consecutive sub-4.00 team ERAs, accomplishing that feat for just the second time in Rangers history (six straight, 1974-79)...Prior to Maddux's arrival, the Rangers had not posted an ERA lower than 4.00 since 1990…Over his first five seasons with Texas (2009-13), their team 3.94 ERA was Texas' lowest ERA over a five-year span since 1981-85 (3.92)…In 2014, his staff ranked second in the American league with 17 shutouts, second-most in Texas history…Maddux joined Texas after six years (2003-08) with the Brewers as pitching coach where he oversaw a Brewers staff that ranked second in the NL with a 3.85 ERA in 2008, the lowest mark by a Milwaukee club in 16 years, en-route to securing the Brewers' first Postseason berth in 26 years…Maddux served as the pitching coach for Houston's Double-A Round Rock from 2000-02.

PLAYING CAREER: Maddux enjoyed a 15-year Major League career, going 39-37 with a 4.05 ERA in 472 games (48 starts) with Philadelphia (1986-89), Los Angeles (1990, 1999), San Diego (1991-92), New York Mets (1993-94), Pittsburgh (1995), Boston (1995-96), Seattle (1997), Montreal (1998-99), and Houston (2000)...The right-hander appeared in the postseason with Boston in 1995, tossing 3.0 scoreless innings in two appearances vs. CLE in the American League Division Series.

PERSONAL: Michael Ausley Maddux... Brother of 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Greg Maddux ...Played three years at the University of Texas-El Paso...Graduated from Rancho (NV) High School in 1979...Mike and his wife, Lise, have two daughters, Makayla and Lexie...Maddux is an avid hunter, golfer, and fisherman.

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