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COACHING CAREER: Dauer enters his seventh season in the Rockies organization, his fourth year in his current position...in his role, Dauer serves as third base coach as well as infield coach and coordinator of all defensive positioning...Dauer has overseen a defense that includes three Gold Glove Award winners in the last two seasons, as Troy Tulowitzki has won the award in each of the last two seasons and Carlos Gonzalez won the award in 2010...Troy Tulowitzki owns a .987 fielding percentage at shortstop since Dauer joined the Rockies in his current role prior to 2009...prior to taking on his current role, Dauer spent three seasons (2006-08) as the organization's Minor League roving infield coordinator...prior to joining the Rockies he spent three seasons (2003-05) as Ned Yost's bench coach in Milwaukee (named to that position on Nov. 15, 2002)...the 2012 season will mark Dauer's 12th as a Major League third base coach, as he also held that position for six seasons with the Kansas City Royals (1997-2002) and two seasons with the Cleveland Indians (1990- 91)...Dauer spent the 1992 season as a Minor League roving infield instructor for Baltimore before working in the same capacity for the Kansas City organization from 1994-96...he spent the 1993 season as a coach for the Triple-A Omaha team...Dauer also coached two seasons at Colorado Springs, the Triple-A home of the Indians in 1988-89, in his first two years with the Cleveland organization...he spent the 1987 season as manager of the San Bernardino Spirits of the California League...represented the Royals during Major League Baseball's All-Star Tour of Japan in 1998...he was a finalist for the Baltimore Orioles managerial opening (Lee Mazzilli) during the winter of 2003.

PLAYING CAREER: The former Major League infielder played 10 seasons, all with the Baltimore Orioles from 1976-1985...was a member of the 1983 World Championship club...he holds two American League single season fielding records for a second baseman, including 86 consecutive errorless games and 425 straight errorless chances, both set in 1978...he also played third base in his career...recorded his first Major League hit on September 11, 1976 at Milwaukee County Stadium, a single off Brewers right-hander Jim Colborn...played in two World Series, 1979 and 1983, and owns a lifetime .250 (9-for-36) batting average in Fall Classic play...he was selected by Baltimore Orioles in first round (24th overall) of 1974 Amateur draft.

PERSONAL: Richard Fremont Dauer...Rich and his wife, Chris, have three children, Casey, Kelsey and Katie...graduated from Colton (CA) High School...attended San Bernadino Valley College for two years before transferring to the University of Southern California where he played on two national championship baseball teams (1973-74)...was named an All-American after his senior year...is one of a select few players to have won both a College World Series and the MLB World Series.

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