Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today that Andy McKay has been hired as Seattle’s new Director of Player Development.
McKay comes to Seattle from the Colorado Rockies where he has been Peak Performance Coordinator for the Rockies minor league system since September of 2012.
Prior to joining the Rockies, Andy was the Head Baseball Coach at Sacramento City College for 14 seasons (1999-2012). He compiled a record of 427-205-2 (.675) with 8 League Titles, and finished in the top-3 in the State of California 3 times, including 1 State Championship. He was the Assistant Coach at Sacramento City College from 1994-1998, after spending one season as a Player/Coach at the University of Tampa in 1993. Tampa won the Division II National Title in his only season there.
McKay has also coached in the summers in the Cape Cod League and the Northwoods League.
Andy, a Sacramento native, is a graduate of Del Campo HS (Sacramento), Sacramento City College and Sacramento State University. He earned his MBA in Organizational Behavior Studies from Sacramento State in 1996.
In addition to coaching at Sacramento City College, McKay taught classes in Physical Education and Business.
McKay and his wife, Anne, have two children: Hank and Gabrielle.