July 16, 2014
RUSTON, La. - Former Louisiana Tech second baseman Charlie Montoyo has been selected to manage the International League team in the 2014 Cree Triple-A All-Star Game, which will be played at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, N.C.
Montoyo, who played for the Bulldogs from 1985-87, is now in his eighth season as the manager for the Durham Bulls and his 18th overall season managing in the Tampa Bay Rays minor league organization.
After being drafted in the sixth round of the 1987 MLB Amateur Draft by Milwaukee, Montoyo played nine seasons in the Brewers, Montreal Expos and Philadelphia Phillies organizations before beginning his coaching career in 1997 with the Princeton Devil Rays.
Currently in his eighth season with Durham, Montoyo has won six division titles, two Governors' Cup Championships (2009; 2013) and a Triple-A National Title in 2009. In addition to his team's success on the field, Montoyo has also been named the International League Manager of the Year twice, most recently following the 2013 season.
In his time as the Durham manager, Montoyo has coached some of Major League Baseball's top players, including David Price, Evan Longoria and Jeremy Hellickson.
The Bulls' skipper starred as a second baseman for legendary LA Tech coach Pat Patterson in his three years on the diamond in Ruston, earning All-Southland Conference honors in all three seasons. The Manati, Puerto Rico native helped lead the Bulldogs to a combined 114-51 record from 1985-97, including two NCAA Regional appearances in his final two seasons in a Tech uniform.
Montoyo's name continues litter the LA Tech record books as the former infielder is mentioned in the following categories in Bulldog history: career walks (1st; 172), career batting average (4th; .380), career home runs (T-5th; 38) and career total bases (7th; 337).
In Montoyo's final season in 1987, he led the Bulldogs with a .403 batting average, which continues to rank fourth in program history. That season, LA Tech totaled 43 wins on its way to an NCAA Regional, the second highest win total in school history.
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