Dodgers retain entire coaching staff for 2012

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced Friday each of their coaches will return for the 2012 season.

First-year manager Don Mattingly guided the Dodgers to an 82-79 record this past season, and is set to have the same staff next year.

Rejoining Mattingly will be hitting coach Dave Hansen, bench coach Trey Hillman, pitching coach Rick Honeycutt, bullpen coach Ken Howell, first base coach Davey Lopes, third base coach Tim Wallach and coach Manny Mota.

"I'm very excited that the entire coaching staff will return next season," said Mattingly. "These guys do a great job with teaching and development while creating an atmosphere that gives our players a chance to play the type of baseball we feel we can get us back to the playoffs and an opportunity to win a world championship."

Mota will be entering his 33rd season with the Dodgers, while Honeycutt will return for his seventh season and Howell will be in his fifth year with the team. Hansen, Hillman, Lopes and Wallach will enter their second season with LA.