Jerry Narron was the Rangers' third base coach from 1995 to May 2001 when he replaced Johnny Oates. For the record, Oates lead the Rangers to 3 divisional titles.
Oates resigned in May '01 and Narron managed the Rangers for the remainder of the year and '02. He had an awful team. Eventually, he was fired too.
Narron landed subsequently in Cincinnati and his contract has just been extended to '08.
Jerry Narron was put in a terrible position in Texas. I'm glad that he's getting a chance to prove himself with the Reds.