Enters his first season with the Padres organization and will work primarily with outfielders. Joins the Padres after spending the previous three seasons with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Spent the 2016 season as the hitting coach for Class-A Kane County...served in the same capacity for Class-A Advanced Visalia in 2015 and for Class-A South Bend of the Midwest League in 2014. Served as a coach for Single A Delmarva of the Baltimore Orioles in 2013. Spent 14 years as an assistant coach at Indian Hills (Iowa) Junior College from 1999-2012...also taught economics. Part-time coach at University of Iowa in 1995-1996.
Selected by the Colorado Rockies in the 42nd round of the 1994 MLB Draft...played with the AZL Rockies and Short-Season A Bend that season.
Full name is Jonathan Richard Mathews...has twins, a son Merrick, and a daughter, Claire...earned his master's degree in athletic administration from the University of Iowa in 2000.