John Coppolella

John Coppolella

John Coppolella
Alma mater University of Notre Dame
Occupation General manager
Organization Atlanta Braves

John Coppolella is an American baseball front office executive who serves as the general manager of the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Upon graduation from the University of Notre Dame,[1] Coppolella was offered a job by Intel. He chose to continue exploring opportunities in baseball, and turned Intel down for an internship with the New York Yankees, working for the MLB team from 2000 through 2006.[2][3] He then joined the Braves as their director of baseball operations. He held that position until 2011, when he served as director of professional scouting. In 2012, Coppolella was promoted to assistant general manager. After Frank Wren was fired as the Braves' general manager after the 2014 season, John Hart took over as the president of baseball operations of the Braves,[4] with Coppolella heavily involved in the team's transactions,[5] including the trades of Craig Kimbrel and Jason Heyward. The Braves announced on October 1, 2015, that Coppolella was promoted to general manager, and signed to a four year contract.[6][7]

References

  1. ^ Bowman, Mark (October 1, 2015). "Braves name John Coppolella general manager". MLB.com. Retrieved October 1, 2015. 
  2. ^ Bowman, Mark (November 7, 2014). "Coppolella's work ethic took him from intern to exec". MLB.com. Retrieved October 3, 2015. 
  3. ^ Morris, Ian (September 23, 2014). "The case for John Coppolella as the Braves' next GM". SBNation. Retrieved October 1, 2015 – via Yahoo! Sports. 
  4. ^ O'Brien, David. "Hart says ‘yes’ to Braves, will head baseball operations". Atlanta Journal Constitution. Retrieved October 1, 2015. 
  5. ^ Schultz, Jeff. "Braves’ moves have Coppolella’s fingerprints". Atlanta Journal Constitution. Retrieved October 1, 2015. 
  6. ^ Cooper, J.J. (October 1, 2015). "Braves Promote John Coppolella To General Manager". Baseball America. Retrieved October 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Braves promote John Coppolella to general manager". ESPN.com. Associated Press. October 1, 2015. Retrieved October 4, 2015.