Luis Dorante will return for his third season as the manager of the Charleston RiverDogs, The New York Yankees jerseys announced.
Dorante, 47, becomes the first manager to return for a third consecutive season since Torre Tyson guided the RiverDogs from 2007 09.
“It’s wonderful to return to Charleston,” Dorante said. “I’m very happy to be back for the third year. Last year, I enjoyed it here big time. My family enjoys Charleston and being around the stadium. The facilities are nice, and the atmosphere, along with the people of Charleston, are phenomenal.”
Prior to joining the RiverDogs in 2014, Dorante served as the bullpen coach for the Pittsburgh Pirates jerseys from 2008 10 and managed 11 seasons in the minor leagues. His first RiverDogs team in 2014 compiled a 71 69 record while last year team finished 66 74.
Joining the RiverDogs coaching staff is Greg Colbrunn, who is a former manager of the club. A veteran of 13 major league seasons as a player, Colbrunn, 47, spent seven of the last nine summers with the RiverDogs, serving five seasons as the hitting coach from 2007 09 and 2011 12, and one campaign as the club’s manager in 2010. Colbrunn, who resides in Mount Pleasant, interrupted his RiverDogs stint with a two year stretch (20013 14) as the hitting coach for the Boston Red Sox jerseys, including their World Series championship year in 2013.
The former infielder spent 13 seasons in the big leagues with stints in Montreal, Florida, Minnesota, Atlanta, Arizona, Colorado and Seattle. He won a World Series title in 2001 with the Diamondbacks jerseys when the team upset the New York Yankees jerseys.
Justin Pope joins Dorante’s staff after spending last season as the pitching coach for the Pulaski Yankees jerseys in the Appalachian League where he mentored the Baby Bombers to a league best 3.08 ERA. Pope also brings two years of experience as a manager under his belt, serving as the skipper for the Staten Island Yankees jerseys of the New York Penn League from 2012 13 where his teams compiled a 64 86 record. Pope began his coaching career in Staten Island in 2010 and in Double A Trenton in 2011.
Travis Chapman returns for his second season with the RiverDogs and fourth as a coach in the Yankees jerseys system. The Jacksonville, Fla., native enters his second season in Charleston as the defensive coach after previously making his managerial debut with the GCL Yankees jerseys in 2014 and leading the club to a division best 38 22 record.
Chapman spent eight seasons in the minor leagues as a player, highlighted by one major league appearance for the Phillies jerseys in 2003.
Michel Hernandez will guide the catchers on Dorante’s staff this summer, marking his fourth year in the Yankees jerseys organization after he served as the defensive coach in Double A Trenton last season. Hernandez spent his first two years as a coach with the GCL Yankees jerseys after a 15 year playing career that included 45 games in the major league during stints with the Yankees jerseys in 2003 and the Tampa Bay Rays jerseys from 2008 09.
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