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Stu Cole #39

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Stu Cole begins his 19th season with the Rockies organization, his second as the Major League Third Base addition to his duties as the club's Third Base Coach, Cole assists in handling the infield instruction at the Major League 2013, Cole's first as a member of the Major League field staff, he oversaw the second ever NL rookie to win a Rawlings Gold Glove at third base...additionally, Troy Tulowitzki was a Gold Glove finalist for his work at shortstop....prior to joining the Big League staff, Cole was the Manager at Triple-A Colorado Springs for three and a half years...Cole was promoted to manage the Triple-A Sky Sox in mid-season 2009, replacing Tom Runnels when he became the Rockies Bench Coach...Cole has 12 years of experience as a Manager in the Minor Leagues...prior to joining the Sky Sox, Cole was the manager of the Double-A Tulsa Drillers...Cole took over as Drillers Manager in 2006...he led his club to a playoff berth after guiding his team to the 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 Class A team for four seasons...Cole possesses a 794-830 (.489) record as a minor league 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, only to lose to Stockton...prior to his managerial jobs, Stu spent six years as a minor league coach, all with Colorado.

A former infielder, Cole played nine seasons of pro ball, his last three with the Rockies' Triple-A affiliate in Colorado Springs from 1993-95...he began his pro career in 1987 after being selected in the third round of that June's draft by Kansas City...a former UNC-Charlotte star, Stu made his Major League debut September 5, 1991 at Chicago and played nine games for the Royals that year.

Stu has two children, Victoria, and son Stu Jr...he makes his offseason home in Charlotte, N.C. with his wife, Maria.

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