Rockies Roster & Staff

Stewart Cole #39

COACHING CAREER: Stu Cole begins his 23rd season with the Rockies organization, his sixth as the Major League third base coach … Cole also assists in handling infield instruction at the Major League level … during Cole's tenure, two Rockies infielders have won Gold Gloves, DJ LeMahieu (2014, 2017) and Nolan Arenado (2013-17) … prior to joining the Major League staff, Cole was the manager at Triple-A Colorado Springs for parts of four seasons (2009-12) … Cole was promoted to manage the Sky Sox in the middle of the 2009 season, replacing Tom Runnells after Runnells was named as the Rockies' bench coach … Cole has 12 years of experience as a manager in the Minor Leagues with a 794-830 (.489) record … prior to joining the Sky Sox, Cole was the manager of the Double-A Tulsa Drillers beginning in 2006 … he led the Drillers to a first-half North Division title with a 41-29 record in his first season … prior to managing the Drillers, Cole was at the helm of Colorado's High-A Visalia Oaks for four seasons … in 2003, he guided Visalia to a league and organizational-best 79-61 record (.564) en route to being named California League Manager of the Year … the Oaks swept Modesto in the opening round of the Cal League playoffs and then came within one win of advancing to the finals … prior to his managerial jobs, Cole spent six years as a Minor League coach, all with Colorado.

PLAYING CAREER: A former infielder, Cole played nine seasons of professional baseball, his last three with the Rockies' Triple-A affiliate in Colorado Springs from 1993-95 … he began his professional career in 1987 after being selected in the third round of the First-Year Player Draft by Kansas City … a former University of North Carolina, Charlotte star, Cole made his Major League debut Sept. 5, 1991 at Chicago-AL and played nine games for the Royals that year … collected his first and only Major League hit Sept. 13, 1991, a 12th-inning single off Mariners' pitcher Mike Jackson.

PERSONAL: Stu and his wife Maria make their home in Charlotte, N.C., with their two kids Stu Jr. and Victoria.