Sean Berry is in his fifth season as the Astros hitting coach in 2010. He was appointed to the role on an interim basis on July 12, 2006 and was appointed to the role full-time following that season.
Berry had his 2009 season interrupted after a having a cancerous right kidney removed on May 8, but returned to his coaching duties on June 1, missing just three weeks of the season.
Prior to accepting his current role, Berry spent 2005 and the first half of the 2006 season as the club's minor league hitting coordinator. Berry began his coaching career in 2003 with Double-A Round Rock, where he would remain for two seasons.
Originally selected by Kansas City in the first round of the 1986 draft, Berry spent 11 seasons in the Major Leagues as a third baseman, with stints in Kansas City (1990-91), Montreal (1992-95), Houston (1996-98), Milwaukee (1999-2000) and Boston (2000), compiling a .272 average in 860 career games with 81 home runs and 369 RBI.
During three seasons as the Astros third baseman, he hit .283 with 39 home runs and 190 RBI. Berry's best season with the Astros came in 1996, when he hit .281 with 17 home runs and 95 RBI.
Sean and his wife, Linda, live in Paso Robles, Calif., with son, Tanner, and daughter, Madeline.