Brian Snitker Biography
Brian Snitker is a baseball coach and former player who currently manages the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has been in the Braves organization in different roles since becoming a minor league player in 1977.
Snitker played baseball in college at the University of New Orleans. The Braves drafted him in the 25th round of the 1977 MLB draft. He played in the minor leagues for several years before making his major league debut with the Braves in 1981. He played for the Braves for parts of three seasons as a catcher and outfielder.
After retiring as a player, Snitker became a coach in the Braves’ minor league system. He spent over two decades coaching in the minors. Working his way up the ranks to become a manager at various levels. In 2013, they promoted him to manage the Triple-A Gwinnett Braves.
Brian Snitker Age
Snitker was born on 17 October 1955 in Decatur, Illinois. He is 66 years old.
Brian Snitker Family
He was born to Catherine and she died in March 2019.
Brian Snitker Wife
Veronica (Ronnie) is married to Snitker and they have two children.
Brian Snitker Son
Brian has two sons, Troy and Garrett. Troy is a professional baseball player who played in the Atlanta Braves organization. And Garrett is a high school baseball coach.
Brian Snitker Braves
In 1982, Snitker became a coach in the Braves organization, and he has remained with the team ever since. He served as a coach at various levels of the organization. Including as the third base coach for the major league team. Before being named the interim manager of the Braves in 2016.
The team had struggled under their previous manager. But Snitker was able to turn things around and guide the Braves to a winning record.
Snitker was named the permanent manager of the Braves for the 2017 season. And he has continued to lead the team to success.
In 2021, he led the Braves to their fourth National League East division title in a row and their first World Series championship since 1995. The Baseball Writers’ Association of America named Snitker the National League Manager of the Year in 2018, and experts have praised him for actively demonstrating strong leadership and effectively connecting with his players.
Brian Snitker Networth
Brian Snitker’s net worth is $5 Million.