Full Name: Scott Robert Coolbaugh
Born: June 13, 1966
2017 Opening Day Age: 50
Birthplace/Residence: Born in Binghamton, NY and resides in Colleyville, TX
MAJOR LEAGUE Service: Enters his fifth season as a Major League coach and third season as the Orioles Hitting Coach. Played four Major League seasons with three teams (Texas 1989-90, San Diego 1991, and St. Louis 1994).
Enters his third season as the Orioles Hitting Coach after being named to the position on December 19, 2014…Spent the previous eight seasons in the Texas Rangers organization, serving as the minor league hitting coordinator in 2014…He also 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 total bases (2493) and 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 in 2007-08…Before joining the Texas minor league staff, Coolbaugh was in the Arizona system, managing for two seasons at Double-A El Paso from 2003-04 in the Texas League…He also managed at Class-A Lancaster in 2001 and Class A-Advanced High Desert in 2000…Coolbaugh served as the hitting coach at El Paso in 1999 and 2002.
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 is currently on the Angelo State University baseball team…His 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 and as a tribute to his character, 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.
1999 -- Hitting Coach, El Paso Diablos, AA (Diamondbacks)
2000 -- Manager, High Desert Mavericks, A (Diamondbacks)
2001 -- Manager, Lancaster JetHawks, A (Diamondbacks)
2002 -- Hitting Coach, El Paso Diablos, AA (Diamondbacks)
2003-04 -- Manager, El Paso Diablos, AA (Diamondbacks)
2007-08 -- Hitting Coach, Frisco RoughRiders, AA (Rangers)
2009-10 -- Hitting Coach, Oklahoma City RedHawks, AAA (Rangers)
2011 -- Hitting Coach, Round Rock Express, AAA (Rangers)
2011-12 -- Hitting Coach, Texas Rangers
2013 -- Hitting Coach, Round Rock Express, AAA (Rangers)
2014 -- Minor League Hitting Coordinator, Texas Rangers
2015-present -- Hitting Coach, Baltimore Orioles