Glenallen Hill will return for a second season as manager of the Isotopes, the team
announced on Thursday. The upcoming campaign will mark Hill’s fourth consecutive year as manager of the Rockies’ Triple-A team.
Pitching coach Darryl Scott also returns to the Isotopes for a second straight season, marking his seventh in the Rockies organization.
A new hitting coach will join the Isotopes in 2016, with an announcement to be made soon. Last year’s hitting coach, Dave Hajek, has accepted a job as head coach of a first-year baseball program at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs.
Hill led the Isotopes to a 62-82 record during his first year in Albuquerque, good for third place in the Pacific Coast League’s four-team Pacific Southern Division. Before taking the helm of the Isotopes in 2015, Hill managed the Colorado Springs Sky Sox in 2013 and 2014 after six years as first base coach for the Rockies. The 2016 season marks the 50-year-old’s 13th campaign in the Colorado Rockies organization.
The Rockies and the Isotopes are in the second year of a four-year player development contract.