The 2018 season marks Walt Weiss' first season on the Braves coaching staff and his fifth on a major league bench.
Named the club's bench coach on 11/10/17.
Most recently served as Colorado's manager from 2013-16…Named the sixth manager in Rockies history on 11/7/12, replacing Jim Tracy…Went 283-365 (.437) overall…Stepped down on October 3, 2016.
He moved to the bench from 2002-08 after serving with Colorado as a special assistant to the general manager for seven seasons…As a special assistant, Weiss supported the major league coaching staff and also spent time working in the organizations' player development system.
In between his roles with Colorado, Weiss was an assistant coach (2009-11) and head coach (2012) at Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora, CO…He also served as an assistant football coach at Regis for three seasons.
Played in parts of 14 seasons with Oakland (1987- 1992), Florida (1993), Colorado (1994-97) and Atlanta (1998-2000)…He compiled a career .258 average (1,207-for-4,686) along with 623 runs, 182 doubles, 31 triples, 25 home runs, 386 RBI, 658 walks and 658 strikeouts in 1,495 games.
Was a member of four World Series teams, including the 1989 World Champion Oakland A's.
Won the 1988 AL Rookie of the Year and was named as a 1998 All-Star in his first season with the Braves.
Weiss played in 46 career postseason games, including 12 World Series games.
Over three seasons with Atlanta, hit .257 (210-for- 818) in 286 games.
Weiss played for two Hall-of-Fame managers: Tony LaRussa in Oakland and the Braves' Bobby Cox.
Selected 11th overall in the 1985 draft by Oakland…Was also drafted in the 10th round of the 1982 draft before deciding to attend the University of North Carolina.
Weiss and his wife, Terri, have four sons, Blake, Brody, Bo and Brock… Brody was selected by the Rockies in the 22nd round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft while Bo, a right-handed pitcher was picked in the 29th round of the 2016 draft by New York (AL) but did not sign and decided to attend Walt's alma mater, the University of North Carolina...As a freshman, Bo appeared in 15 games, making one start.