The New York Yankees have hired Brad Wilkerson as assistant hitting coach.

The Yankees already employ Dillon Lawson as primary hitting coach, as well as Casey Dykes as an assistant hitting coach. 

Wilkerson was hired directly from a collegiate program. He had spent the last three years serving as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for Jacksonville University.

Wilkerson, 45, appeared in parts of eight big-league seasons as a player.