From BR Bullpen
John Cate has been a minor league manager and college coach.
Cate was coach of Richmond High School from 1986-1995. He was an owner and manager of the Richmond Roosters, going 165-151 in five seasons as the team's skipper. He retired as a teacher in Richmond after 33 years but returned to Richmond High School to coach for two years (30-25). He was 445-166 overall as a high school coach. He coached at Earlham College in 2009-2010.
 Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1996||Richmond Roosters||Frontier League||39-35||2nd||Lost in 1st round|
|1997||Richmond Roosters||Frontier League||43-37||4th||Lost in 1st round|
|1998||Richmond Roosters||Frontier League||23-17||--||--||replaced by Bill Richardson (26-14)|
|1999||Richmond Roosters||Frontier League||40-43||7th|
|2000||Richmond Roosters||Frontier League||28-34||--||--||replaced by Woody Sorrell (12-9)|
Source: Earlham bio