Kevin Towers is general manager of Major League Baseball's San Diego Padres. Born November 11, 1961, and raised in Medford, Oregon  , Towers was an All-WAC pitcher at BYU and the Padres first round draft choice in 1982.
He pitched seven seasons in San Diego’s farm system before a series of arm operations ended his career at the AAA level.
Continuing his career in baseball, Towers became a pitching coach for minor league Single-A Spokane Indians from 1989–90 and a Padres scout from 1989–91. After scouting for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1991–93, Towers rejoined the Padres as scouting director from 1993–95.
Since winning the G.M. role, Towers has led the Padres to four division championships and an appearance in the 1998 World Series.