Mike Coolbaugh Award

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Bobby Jones won the inaugural 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."[1]

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.[2] It is presented at the annual MiLB banquet at the baseball winter meetings.[2]


Year Honoree Team Position Ref
2008 Jones, BobbyBobby Jones Oklahoma City RedHawks Manager [3]
2009 Montoyo, CharlieCharlie Montoyo Durham Bulls Manager [1]
2010 Huyke, WoodyWoody Huyke Gulf Coast League Pirates Coach [1]
2011 Jirschele, MikeMike Jirschele Omaha Storm Chasers Manager [2]
2012 Goryl, JohnnyJohnny Goryl Cleveland Indians Player Development Advisor [4]
2013 Guerrero, MikeMike Guerrero Nashville Sounds Manager [5]


  1. ^ a b c "History: MiLB Major Award Winners". Minor League Baseball. Retrieved 2011-10-09. 
  2. ^ a b c Dutton, Bob (November 14, 2011). "Royals notes: Omaha's Jirschele honored". The Kansas City Star. Retrieved November 16, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Bobby Jones returns as RedHawks' skipper in 2009". MiLB.com. 2008-12-29. Retrieved 2008-12-30. 
  4. ^ Simon, Andrew (October 23, 2012). "Goryl named winner of Mike Coolbaugh Award". ClevelandIndians.com. Retrieved October 23, 2012. 
  5. ^ http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20131113&content_id=63888506&fext=.jsp&vkey=pr_milb&sid=milb