Braves Name Minor League Coaching Staffs

Chattanoogan Jamie Dismuke Returns to Double-A

Thursday, December 12, 2013
After serving as hitting coach for several years, Jamie Dismuke finished the 2008 season as the Lookouts' interim manager.
After serving as hitting coach for several years, Jamie Dismuke finished the 2008 season as the Lookouts' interim manager.
- photo by Tim Evearitt

The Braves have announced their full Minor League coaching staffs for 2014, which includes the return of five managers and the addition of a few members to the staff.

Rich Dubee will join the organization as Minor League pitching coordinator, while Ronnie Ortegon will come on as Minor League hitting coordinator and Bobby Mitchell as Minor League roving outfield/baserunning instructor. Former Braves third-base coach Brian Snitker will manage Triple-A Gwinnett, which was also previously announced.

Snitker had served as the Braves' third-base coach for the last seven seasons, and he last managed in the Minors in 2006 with Triple-A Richmond. He will be aided by pitching coach Marty Reed (fourth season) and hitting coach Garey Ingram, who enters his first season with Gwinnett after serving as Double-A Mississippi's hitting coach the last four years.

Aaron Holbert will lead Mississippi for the third straight year alongside pitching coach Dennis Lewallyn and hitting coach Jamie Dismuke, who joins Mississippi after spending the last five seasons with Gwinnett.

Luis Salazar will manage Class A Lynchburg for the fourth season and welcome pitching coach Derrick Lewis, in his 11th season with the Braves' organization.

Class A Rome will have a new manager in Jonathan Schuerholz, who is the son of Braves team president John Schuerholz. Gabe Luckert will also join as pitching coach. Schuerholz will be in his fourth season as a Minor League manager after spending the last two at the helm of Rookie-level Danville, while Luckert spent the last four years on the Danville staff.

Danville will have a new manager in Randy Ingle, a new pitching coach in Dan Meyer and a new hitting coach in Carlos Mendez. Ralph Wheeler returns to manage the Gulf Coast League Braves.

Derek Botelho will take on a new role as the Minor League pitching rehabilitation instructor.

---- Source: MLB.com

Jamie Dismuke signing autographs during spring training at the Braves Disney Complex near Orlando.
Jamie Dismuke signing autographs during spring training at the Braves Disney Complex near Orlando.
- Photo2 by Tim Evearitt

Lookouts Capture Series From Generals With 6-2 Win Sunday

For just the fourth time this season, the Jackson Generals have lost a series with Sunday's 6-2 loss to the Chattanooga Lookouts at AT&T Field in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Lookouts have won three of the first four in the five-game series in their quest to make it to the Southern League playoffs again. Aaron Slegers started for Chattanooga and picked up the win after eight ... (click for more)

Smith And Greer Win Four-Ball Championship

Jack Smith and Ryan Greer won the 49th Tennessee Four-Ball Championship on Saturday at the Black Creek Club. Smith and Greer defeated Lake Johnson and Scott Stevens, 4 and 3, in the final.   ... (click for more)

Preserving 90-Year-Old Grammar School Just One Of Challenges Facing Town, Signal Council Told

Rather than spend millions upgrading Signal Mountain ’s historic grammar school so it can continue to house the Mountain Arts Community Center (MACC), it would make more sense to incorporate that project into a larger multi-pronged one that would solve several issues facing the community, according to town manager Boyd Veal.   For example, Mr. Veal said, the current ... (click for more)

Firefighters Put Out Fire In Compost Pile At City's Wood Recycling Center

Chattanooga firefighters were called to a fire at the city's wood recycling center on N. Hawthorne Street around noon on Sunday. Battalion Chief Don Bowman said the smoke and flames could be seen from several miles away.   Firefighters with five fire companies worked to get the blaze under control, using master streams from two aerials and some hand-held hoselines. The ... (click for more)

Improvements Needed At Entrance To Wilcox Tunnel

I am writing this letter to bring to your attention to a city traffic issue that needs to be addressed immediately, the sooner the better. I can see no large cost factor.   Recently, while as a concerned citizen, removing trash and litter from the entry/exit area of the Wilcox Tunnel on the side that runs into Chamberlain Avenue, I fully realized that this area could ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Looking For A Wife

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, is a really cool place. I tried to buy a huge mounted buffalo head in an antique store there one time until I found out the shipping charges were four times what the head was worth. But suddenly my rapt attention is riveted on Coeur d'Alene again because a dazzling social experiment is taking place this very moment at a plush resort in north Idaho. Several ... (click for more)