Executive Officers

Bill Schmidt, Senior Vice President & General Manager

Bill Schmidt is in his second season as senior vice president and general manager after being named to the position on Oct. 2, 2021. He was originally named interim general manager on May 3, 2021. He is the fourth general manager in franchise history, following Jeff Bridich (2015-21), Dan O’Dowd (2000-14) and Bob Gebhard (1993-99).

Schmidt originally joined the Rockies on Oct. 1, 1999 and led the Rockies scouting department over the next 20-plus years, most recently as the vice president of scouting, a position he was appointed to on Jan. 2, 2007.

Prior to joining the Rockies, Schmidt served four seasons (1995-99) as a national crosschecker with the Cleveland Indians and eight seasons (1988-95) with the New York Yankees as a supervisor of the Southern California, Arizona and Nevada regions. He worked for the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau from 1987-88, after launching his scouting career with the Cincinnati Reds (1982-84). All told, Schmidt has over 30 years of scouting experience, and in 2019 was honored as the West Coast Scout of the Year (2019) and with the Legends in Scouting Award.

His first job out of college was as head baseball coach at his alma mater, Magnolia High School, in Anaheim, Calif. He also assisted at Santa Ana Junior College (1982-84) and Arizona State University (1985). Professionally, he coached in the Pioneer League for the Reds (1984) and Brewers (1986), before his three seasons coaching the Yankees’ New York-Penn League club (1991-93).

Schmidt has a master’s degree from Azusa Pacific and a bachelor’s degree from Cal. State, Long Beach. Bill and his wife Linda have two sons, Andrew and Matthew, a former infielder in the Kansas City organization.