Former La Junta High School student-athlete Frank Gonzales will have a new position within the Colorado Rockies organization beginning this season.
Gonzales, who managed the Pioneer rookie League Grand Junction Rockies, will now be the supervisor of development for the Lancaster JetHawks, the Rockies advanced A affiliate in the California League.
Gonzales will begin his sixth season with the Rockies. Prior to Grand Junction, he was the manager of the Northwest short A League Boise Hawks.
After attending La Junta, Gonzales played collegiate baseball at Colorado State University and then played professionally. He also coached at CSU and was the head coach at Fort Collins High School before he began to work for the Rockies.
He is the father of Marco Gonzales, who is with the Seattle Mariners as a left-handed pitcher. Gonzales' other son, Alex, was a catcher for Scottsdale Community College in Arizona and he will play for California State University-Bakersfield this season.
Both Marco and Alex played on state championship teams at Rocky Mountain High School in Fort Collins.