Howard Boyd Coffie
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 195 lb.
- School Rollins College
He then played in the New York Yankees chain from 1959 to 1961, leading the Nebraska State League with 63 RBI in 1959. He was also only one HR behind league leader Woody Huyke. After serving in the military in 1962-1963, Coffie played for the Orlando Twins in 1964-1966.
Coffie spent twenty years (1972-1991) as the head coach at Rollins College after spending 10 years as an assistant at the school. He was 586-419-6 at Rollins and was the Sunshine State Conference coach of the year in 1983 and 1986. In 1982, he was named the Florida Coach of the Year. He holds the record for most wins by a coach in Rollins College history.
He also served as Rollins' basketball coach for a spell. He was honored with the Distinguished Achievement in Athletic Award by the Rollins College athletic department. Following his retirement, he was enshrined in the Sunshine State Conference, Florida Sports and North Carolina Halls of Fame.
Coffie served as the farm director of the Cleveland Indians from 1993 to 1994. He was the Director of Instruction in minor league operations for the Indians in 1995. In 1996, he served as the Colorado Rockies minor league field coordinator. He also served as the Rockies' roving catching instructor.
Coffie died from cancer at the age of 68 in 2006. In his honor, a golf tournament known as the Boyd Coffie Golf Classic is played annually.
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1968||Auburn Twins||New York-Penn League||49-27||1st||Minnesota Twins||Lost League Finals|
|1970||Auburn Twins||New York-Penn League||43-26||1st||Minnesota Twins||none League Champs|
|1971||Auburn Twins||New York-Penn League||42-28||2nd||Minnesota Twins||none|
|1997||Columbus RedStixx||South Atlantic League||6-17||--||Cleveland Indians||--|| replaced Jack Mull (44-53) July 21 /|
replaced by Harry Spilman (12-6) August 14