Mark Strittmatter joined Manager Clint Hurdle's staff as a Major League Coach on November 24, 2010. In his role,
he will serve the big league coaching staff as the pitcher's hitting coach and will also assist the catchers and the
A member of Colorado's first June draft in 1992, Strittmatter spent the last eight years as the Bullpen catcher for the Rockies, having
been named to that position on October 15, 2002.
Strittmatter made his first All-Star appearance in 2008, as he served on the National League All-Star coaching staff led by Clint Hurdle
at Yankee Stadium in July.
The former catcher spent almost his entire nine-year playing career in the Colorado minor league system from 1992 until halfway thru
the 2000 season. He then finished off the last few months of his career with San Diego's Triple-A affiliate before retiring. His only big league
action came as a September call-up in 1998, appearing in four games for the Rockies and going hitless in four at bats. In his minor league
career, Strittmatter hit .246 with 27 home runs and 207 RBI in 556 games.
During his time as a player, Mark came to Coors Field in Denver during the 1998 All-Star festivities to serve as a the catcher in the National
Born in Huntington, NY, on April 4, 1969, Strittmatter played baseball at Morris County Junior College in Randolph, NJ, for two years before
transferring to Virginia Commonwealth University, where he helped lead the Rams to the Metro Conference Championship in 1992.
Mark and his wife Katie reside in Highlands Ranch, CO, and have two children; son Sean (7) and daughter Emily (6).