G. Hoffman ends 15-year coaching stint in SD

3B coach joins HOF brother as advisor; other roles being finalized

November 12th, 2020

SAN DIEGO -- Glenn Hoffman, the beloved Padres third-base coach who spent 15 years in the organization after 15 seasons with the Dodgers, has retired from coaching and will move into a role in San Diego's front office.

The team announced the news in a video tribute to Hoffman on Twitter on Thursday afternoon.

Hoffman, whose relentless positivity and aggressive style at third base made him a mainstay in San Diego, coached under four different managers following his 2006 arrival.

The Padres expect to fill that vacancy internally, potentially moving bench coach Bobby Dickerson into Hoffman's role, though that decision is not yet final. Dickerson had split bench coach duties with associate manager Skip Schumaker last season, but those duties could simply fall to Schumaker moving forward.

Aside from that move, the Padres don't expect any other changes to their coaching staff, which has yet to be finalized.

As for Hoffman, he is set to become a senior advisor to baseball operations. That's the same role his brother, Hall of Fame closer Trevor Hoffman, currently fills.

Glenn Hoffman's Padres coaching tenure started and ended with trips to the playoffs. He was hired in 2006 under manager Bruce Bochy, then served under Bud Black, Andy Green and Jayce Tingler.

Hoffman’s affable nature made him a favorite of players and staff alike. Along with his third-base coaching duties, Hoffman often led infield drills, using a three-decades-old fungo bat that became part of Padres folklore.

Prior to his tenure in San Diego, Hoffman spent 15 years in various roles with the Dodgers, including a 47-41 record in 1998 as interim manager in Los Angeles.