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Scott Coolbaugh


Enters his fourth season as the Orioles Hitting Coach after being named to the position on December 19, 2014…Since Coolbaugh took over as Orioles Hitting Coach, the club has ranked among Major League leaders in team home runs (2015, third with 217; 2016, first with 253; 2017, fifth with 232)...In 2017, seven O's hitters finished the season with 20-ormore home runs, for the second time in team history (also 1996)...Spent the previous eight seasons in the Texas Rangers organization, serving as the minor league hitting coordinator in 2014…Served as Major League Hitting Coach for the Rangers through 2012 after being named to the post on June 8, 2011...In 2011, the Rangers led Major League Baseball in batting average (.283) and reached the World Series before falling in seven games to the St. Louis Cardinals…In 2012, Texas led the Major Leagues in runs scored (808) and ranked second in the American League in batting average (.272)… Prior to joining the big league staff, Coolbaugh was a hitting instructor in the Texas organization from 2007-11…He was the organization's Triple-A Hitting Coach at Oklahoma City (2009-10) and Round Rock (early 2011 and the 2013 season) after serving in the same role at Double-A Frisco (2007-08)…Before joining the Rangers organization, Coolbaugh was in the Arizona system, managing at Double-A El Paso from 2003-04 in the Texas League, compiling a record of 115-162 over two seasons…He managed at Class-A Lancaster in 2001 (61-79) and Class A-Advanced High Desert in 2000 (48-92).


Coolbaugh was originally selected by Texas in the third round of the 1987 First-Year Player Draft after an All-American career at the University of Texas…He played 167 Major League games over four seasons with Texas (1989-90), San Diego (1991), and St. Louis (1994).


Coolbaugh and his wife, Susan, reside in Colleyville, TX with their son, Tyler, and daughter, Chandler…Tyler was drafted by Baltimore in the 36th round of the 2017 First-Year Player Draft and appeared in 14 games for the GCL Orioles…Coolbaugh's brother, Mike, also played in the Major Leagues with Milwaukee and St. Louis (2001-02), but passed away during a game while coaching first base for the Tulsa Drillers in July of 2007…In memoriam, Minor League Baseball created the Mike Coolbaugh Award as an annual distinction reserved for the individual who shows an outstanding baseball work ethic, knowledge of the game, and skill in mentoring young players on the field... The Texas League also established a Mike Coolbaugh Award presented annually to the league's top coach… Coolbaugh was the first recipient of the Texas League's Mike Coolbaugh Award in 2007…He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Diamond Dreams, a nonprofit organization that honors the memory of Mike Coolbaugh by promoting safety in the game of baseball and providing support to members of the baseball community in need.