Jon represented Australia as a Baseball pitcher at the 1988 Olympics. He transitioned into coaching in 1994 in America as a minor league manager and hitting coach with the Florida Marlins and Boston Red Sox. In 2000 he became the Head Coach of the Australian team eventually leading them to the silver medal at the 2004 Olympics. Then in 2011 he led the team to 5th place at the World Baseball classic, the country’s highest ever placing.
He became the first Australian to coach in the Majors when he became Boston’s first-base coach in 2005. And from 2002 to 2016 he was the Head Scout for the Boston Red Sox in the Pacific Rim. In 2016 he joined the Los Angeles Dodgers‘ in the same role.