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COACHING CAREER: The 2016 season will mark Rene Lachemann's 53rd consecutive season in professional baseball, his fourth season on the Rockies Major League staff and his third season in the role of catching coach/defensive coordinator … Lachemann spent the 2013 season as the Rockies first base coach … prior to the 2013 season, Lachemann was hitting coach at Triple-A Colorado Springs (2008-12) … he also coached for the Oakland A's, as bench coach in 2005, first base coach in 2006 and third base coach in 2007 … Lachemann's career also includes Major League managerial stints in Seattle (1981-83), Milwaukee (1984) and Florida (1993-96), where he was the club's first manager … his career record as a Major League manager is 428-559 (.434) … he has been on coaching staffs of teams that have reached postseason play five times (1986 with Boston; 1988-90, 1996 with Oakland), including four World Series appearances … he was also a member of the American League's coaching staff for the 1987 and 1990 All-Star Games … Lachemann has also served as a bench coach for Seattle (2003-04) and Chicago-NL (2000-02) and third base coach for St. Louis (1997-99), where he reunited with Tony LaRussa from their Oakland days … he began his managerial career in 1973, spending five seasons in Oakland's Minor League system … in 1978, he earned Manager of the Year honors at Mayaguez, P.R., after leading the Puerto Rican team to the Caribbean World Series Championship.

PLAYING CAREER: Lachemann was originally signed by the Kansas City Athletics as an amateur free agent in 1964 after he played at the University of Southern California … Lachemann played three seasons with the Athletics (1965-66, 1968), compiling a career batting line of a .210 average, 59 hits, 23 runs, nine doubles, one triple, nine home runs and 33 RBI in 118 Major League games.

PERSONAL: A native of Los Angeles, Lachemann attended Dorsey High School and the University of Southern California … he resides in Scottsdale, Ariz., with his wife Lauri … they have two sons, Jim and Britt, and three grandchildren.

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