Brian Snitker Biography

( 1955 - )
December 8, 2019
First published on:December 8, 2019
by Jorden

Facts of Brian Snitker

Date of Birth: 1955, October 17
Age: 64 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Birth Name Brian Gerald Snitker
Birth Place Decatur, Illinois
Famous Name Brian Snitker
Horoscope Libra
Salary $800,000
School Location Macon, Illinois
Contract two years contract
Position in Team manager
Current team Atlanta Braves
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Profession baseball manager
Started career as baseball player
Currently Working For Atlanta Braves
University attended University of New Orleans
School attended Macon High School
Married to RONNIE SNITKER
Children Troy and Erin

The NL Manager of the Year 2018, Brian Snitker is the manager of the Atlanta Braves. Brian also served as the coach of the Braves organization for several years while he also played for the team. Moreover, he also won the  Sporting News National League Manager Award in 2019 on October 23. Braves extended his contract for two years in 2018.

The graduate of the University of New Orleans Brian joined the Atlanta Braves in 1977 and since then he is with them in different roles. Currently, Snitker is also named the finalist of the NL Manager of the Year 2019 as his managing journey started in 2016. 

The former MLB player was born on 17th October 1955, in Decatur, Illinois with American nationality and white ethnicity. Brian shares married life happily with his wife Ronnie Snitker and they also have two children named Troy and Erin

Salary and Net Worth

Despite huge popularity and fame, Brian Snitker is not able to be listed in the highest-paid managers. As reported by most of the news portals, he is among the five lowest-paid managers of MLB history. Besides, Bruce Bochy of San Francisco Giants and Joe Maddon of Chicago Cubs are the highest-paid managers of the MLB teams in 2019. 

Currently, he is receiving a salary of $800,000 per annum from Braves organization. Well, it can be considered that his total net worth in 2019 will be in six digits figure. Brian earned a decent amount from his playing as well as coaching career. 

As per the reports, the MLB players received a salary of around $150,000 in the 1980's so Brian must also have received in that range. As he played for more than five seasons in MLB, his total career earnings can be assumed over $500,000 from playing career. 

In addition to this, he served as the coach of the Braves from 1985 to 2013 which is around two decades. Well, during that time, he collected an extraordinary sum. 

Contract Details

Brian signed his first contract as a manager with Atlanta Braves in 2016. Later, he extended his contract for two years in 2018. The contract amount is not revealed yet but as per the reports, his salary will increase to some extent in each season. 

Walked Down Aisle with Ronnie Snitker

The 64 years old former baseball player and coach is enjoying his married life for almost two decades. Brian walked down the aisle with his girlfriend Ronnie Snitker after dating her for a long time. They both met each other on a blind date. There is not much about their personal life but the couple has appeared in some public functions together. 

Brian and his wife Ronnie Snitker SOURCE: Fabwags

Both Brian and his wife completed sixty years of age and despite being old, the couple hasn't reported any misunderstanding in their marital life so far. It clears that Brian well managed his marital life and baseball career side by side. Brian's wife was born as Veronica M. Sylvester on 15th August 1965, in Pennsylvania. 

Children

The awesome Snitker couple shares two children together. Their elder son was born on 5th December 1988, and second son Eric was born on 29th December 1986. Alike his father, Troy is also a former Atlanta Braves catcher. He also served as a coach for Corpus Christi Hooks.

Brian's wife Ronnie with her grandchildren SOURCE: Fabwags

Currently, he works as the Houston Astros hitting the coach. In addition to this, their other son Erin lives with his family in Georgia, Buford. 

Managerial Career

The former baseball player started his managerial career with the Atlanta Braves in 2016. Before that, he was serving as the coach for the Braves team since 1985. He started his playing career with Atlanta as well and he is with the team for more than three decades.

Recently, his contract was extended for two years in 2018. 

Achievements

  • Major League Baseball Manager of the Year Award
  • Finalist of the NL Manager of the Year Award 2019

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