Brian Schneider enters his first season as Marlins catching coach, his first as a Major League coach...Had two-year stint as manager at Class A Jupiter (2014-15), combining on 117-160 record.
A 13-year Major League veteran with Montreal/Washington (2000-07), Mets (2008-09) and Philadelphia (2010-12), posted a career average of .247 with 67 home runs and 387 RBI over 1048 games...Owned career caught stealing percentage of 36.0, throwing out 201 of 606 potential base stealers. His lifetime caught stealing percentage ranks 30th in Major League history among catchers to appear in at least 750 games...From 2002-05, paced MLB catchers with caught stealing percentage of 46.2 (min. 200 games). Led all Major League catchers in caught stealing percentage in both 2003 (46.7) and '04 (47.8)...In 2004, finished second in Majors with four pickoffs. That season, set career highs in games (135), starts (125), at-bats (436), runs (40), hits (112), triples (3), home runs (12) and total bases (174)...Made Major League debut on May 26, 2000 at San Diego.
Brian Duncan Schneider...married Jordan Sproat and the couple has two daughters, Tatum and Haven, and two sons, Calin and Holden...is 1995 graduate of Northampton High School (PA), where he played baseball and basketball... skipped his high school graduation ceremonies to join the Gulf Coast League Expos after being drafted...named Player of the Year in Lehigh Valley in 1994 and 1995...participated in MLB's All-Star Tour of Japan in 2006...named MTL's Roberto Clemente Award winner after donating $2,500 to the ALS Society of Quebec...caught the ceremonial first pitch from President George W. Bush prior to Washington's regular-season debut in Washington on April 4, 2005 vs. Arizona...founded the "Catching for Kids Foundation" with his wife Jordan to help underprivileged children on the national level.