Mike Coolbaugh Award
The Mike Coolbaugh Award is presented annually by Minor League Baseball (MiLB). The award, first given in 2008, is presented to a MiLB figure who has shown an "outstanding baseball work ethic, knowledge of the game, and skill in mentoring young players on the field."
The award was developed to honor Mike Coolbaugh, who died—while coaching at first base—when he was struck by a line drive during a MiLB game in July 2007. It is presented at the annual MiLB banquet at the baseball winter meetings.
|2008||Jones, BobbyBobby Jones||Oklahoma City RedHawks||Manager|||
|2009||Montoyo, CharlieCharlie Montoyo||Durham Bulls||Manager|||
|2010||Huyke, WoodyWoody Huyke||Gulf Coast League Pirates||Coach|||
|2011||Jirschele, MikeMike Jirschele||Omaha Storm Chasers||Manager|||
|2012||Goryl, JohnnyJohnny Goryl||Cleveland Indians||Player Development Advisor|||
|2013||Guerrero, MikeMike Guerrero||Nashville Sounds||Manager|||
- "History: MiLB Major Award Winners". Minor League Baseball. Retrieved 2011-10-09.
- Dutton, Bob (November 14, 2011). "Royals notes: Omaha's Jirschele honored". The Kansas City Star. Retrieved November 16, 2011.
- "Bobby Jones returns as RedHawks' skipper in 2009". MiLB.com. 2008-12-29. Retrieved 2008-12-30.
- Simon, Andrew (October 23, 2012). "Goryl named winner of Mike Coolbaugh Award". ClevelandIndians.com. Retrieved October 23, 2012.