Adam Everett is set to return for his third consecutive season as the Astros infield instructor. Last year, Everett was added to the Major League coaching staff on Sept. 1 where he served as interim bench coach for interim Astros manager Tom Lawless. Under Lawless and Everett, the Astros posted an 11-13 record in September.
Everett began his coaching career in 2013 with the Astros, in a position that was newly created during the 2012 offseason. In his current role, he works with both the Major League team as well as the organization's minor league players and staff, focusing on the development of infielders. Everett attends portions of Major and minor league spring training and visits affiliates and the Major League club several times throughout the season.
A veteran of 11 Major League seasons (2001-11), Everett started his big league career with Houston where he manned the shortstop position for parts of seven seasons (2001-07). One of the top defensive players in the Major Leagues, Everett made just 85 errors in 827 career games for a .976 fielding percentage.
In 2005, Everett appeared in 152 games for the National League Champion Astros and started at shortsop in all 14 games that postseason, including four starts in the World Series. His .990 fielding percentage (7 E, 688 TC) in 2006 marks the best by a shortstop in franchise history for a single season, and ranked second in the NL that year. Everett's .979 combined fielding percentage from 2003-06 ranked third in the NL in that span.
Following his playing career, Everett joined the Cleveland front office in 2012 as a special assistant to baseball operations. His career in professional baseball began after he was selected by the Red Sox in the first round of the 1998 draft out of the University of South Carolina.