Doug White was named the Astros bullpen coach on Nov. 13, 2017. The 2018 season is White's sixth in the Astros organization, including the last two years (2016-17) as the Astros minor league pitching coordinator. White originally joined the organization in 2013 as pitching coach for the Class A Short Season Tri-City ValleyCats, where he helped lead the club to a New York-Penn League Championship title. He then spent two seasons as Houston's roving pitching instructor (2014-15). Before joining the Astros, White spent five seasons as a pitching coach in the Cardinals minor league system. From 2009-12, he was with Rookie Level Johnson City, winning back-to-back Appalachian League Championship titles in 2010 and 2011. Prior to his stint with Johnson City, he was the pitching coach for the 2008 New York-Penn League champion Batavia MuckDogs. White was also a pitching coach for manager Jack Clark at Mid-Missouri of the Independent Frontier League in 2004, and was the extended Spring Training and Gulf Coast League pitching coach for the Expos in 2003. White has extensive experience as a pitching instructor and is the founder of "Passion for Pitching", which is housed in Southern California. White is a 2002 graduate of Arizona State University and is a certified Zhealth specialist focused on enhancing movement patterns in his athletes. During the offseason, White resides in San Diego, Calif. where he spends most of his time surfing.