Stu Cole

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Stewart Bryan Cole

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Biographical Information[edit]

Infielder Stu Cole played nine years in the minors (signed by scout Roy Tanner) and had a cup of coffee with the Kansas City Royals in 1991, batting .143 (1-for-7) in 9 games.

Cole began his minor league coaching career in 1996 and spent five seasons as a coach in the Colorado Rockies organization. He was a hitting coach for the Asheville Tourists in 1996, Salem Avalanche in 1997, and New Haven Ravens in 1998. Cole returned to the Avalanche to start 1999 before switching to the short-season Portland Rockies in mid-June. He returned to Portland in 2000.

He began his managerial career in 2001 in the Rockies organization and was named California League Manager of the Year in 2003 while at the helm of the Visalia Oaks. In 2013, he was named the Rockies' third base coach under new manager Walt Weiss. Cole stayed in that role after Bud Black replaced Weiss in 2017.

In addition to working for the Rockies, Cole spent time with fall and winter league teams. He was a bench coach for the Peoria Javelinas of the Arizona Fall League (AFL) in 2005. He returned to the AFL to manage the Grand Canyon Rafters in 2006 and the Salt River Rafters in 2011. Usually coaches or managers are appointed to the AFL only once. In addition, Cole managed the 2008 Honolulu Sharks of the Hawaii Winter League in 2008.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
2001 Tri-City Dust Devils Northwest League 39-36 3rd Colorado Rockies
2002 Salem Avalanche Carolina League 74-66 2nd/3rd Colorado Rockies
2003 Visalia Oaks California League 79-61 3rd/1st Colorado Rockies Lost in 2nd round
2004 Visalia Oaks California League 56-84 3rd/5th Colorado Rockies
2005 Modesto Nuts California League 72-67 2nd/3rd Colorado Rockies Lost in 2nd round
2006 Tulsa Drillers Texas League 75-64 1st/2nd Colorado Rockies Lost in 1st round
2007 Tulsa Drillers Texas League 69-69 4th Colorado Rockies Lost in 1st round
2008 Tulsa Drillers Texas League 58-82 7th Colorado Rockies
2009 Tulsa Drillers Texas League 24-22 -- Colorado Rockies -- replaced by Ron Gideon on May 30
Colorado Springs Sky Sox Pacific Coast League 45-51 7th Colorado Rockies replaced Tom Runnells (28-18) on May 30
2010 Colorado Springs Sky Sox Pacific Coast League 64-79 14th Colorado Rockies
2011 Colorado Springs Sky Sox Pacific Coast League 64-80 15th Colorado Rockies
2012 Colorado Springs Sky Sox Pacific Coast League 75-69 8th Colorado Rockies

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