COACHING CAREER: Darren Holmes has been the club's bullpen coach since 2015, his first coaching role with a Major League team ... Prior to joining the Rockies, he spent the 2014 season as the Atlanta Braves' biomechanics pitching consultant.
PLAYING CAREER: Spent parts of 13 seasons (1990-2003) in the Major Leagues: Los Angeles Dodgers (1990), Milwaukee Brewers (1991-92), Rockies (1993-97), New York Yankees (1998), Arizona Diamondbacks (1999-2000), St. Louis Cardinals (2000), Baltimore Orioles (2000) and Atlanta Braves (2002-03) ... Holmes was drafted by Colorado in the 1992 Expansion Draft from the Milwaukee Brewers (third pick) and was a member of the inaugural Rockies roster in 1993 ... Holmes was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 16th round of the 1984 First-Year Player Draft out of T.C. Roberson High School in Asheville, N.C ... Made at least 60 appearances in a season three times, all with Colorado (1993, 1995-96) ... Pitched in three postseason runs: 1995 with the Rockies, 1999 with the Diamondbacks and 2002 with the Braves … he also made 34 appearances for the 1998 World Series Champion Yankees and 48 appearances for the 2003 Braves, a team that won 101 regular-season games.
PERSONAL: Darren Lee Holmes has been married to Kathy for 32 years and the couple has four children: Courtney, Hayleigh, Branson and Brentlie … has one grandson, Waylon ... Prior to joining the coaching staff for the Rockies, Darren served as a director and biomechanics specialist at Acceleration Sports Institute, owned by the Greenville Health System in Greenville, S.C., where he oversaw training protocols for high school, college and professional baseball players as well as Olympic athletes.