Warren Schaeffer, a part of the Rockies' organization as a player, coach and manager at the minor league level since he was signed as a 38th-round draft choice in 2007, has been promoted to manager of the Rockies Triple-A affiliate Albuquerque.
He managed the last two years at Double-A Hartford after making his managerial debut with a three-season stint at Class A Asheville. He was the hitting coach at short-season Tri-City in the Northwest League in 2013-14. He played at every level of the Rockies minor-league system from 2007-2012, hitting .214 with 161 runs scored, 137 RBI and a .971 fielding percentage as a shortstop.
The 34-year-old has a 344-347 record over his five-year career at the helm, a winning percentage of .498. In 2015, his first season with Ashville, he guided the Tourists to the South Atlantic League Championship Series.
Schaeffer and his wife, Callie, have two children, Beauman and Emerson, and reside in Asheville, N.C. He graduated from Greensburg Central Catholic High School in 2003 in Greensburg, Penn. The Virginia Tech University alumni was the starting shortstop for the Hokies from 2004-07 and received Atlantic Coast Conference All-Academic Team honors in 2006.
The rest of the Isotopes coaching staff will be announced at a later date.