MARINERS ANNOUNCE PROMOTIONS WITHIN PLAYER DEVELOPMENT AND HIGH PERFORMANCE DEPARTMENTS
SEATTLE, Washington – Seattle Mariners President of Baseball Operations Jerry dipoto announced today that the Mariners have promoted six members of the club’s player development and high performance departments:
“The key to our success is how we care for, educate and develop our players. Dipoto said. “These leaders make sure this is our goal every day, bringing high levels of communication, innovation and creativity along the way.”
Sifuentes, entering his 9th season with the Mariners, has been promoted to director of player development. In his new role, he will be responsible for leading and overseeing the organization’s player development staff across all minor league branches. Sifuentes spent the 2021 season as deputy director of player development after spending the 2019-2020 seasons as director of player personnel. Sifuentes graduated from Pepperdine University, where he played baseball and then served as an assistant coach and director of baseball operations after graduation. He was a baseball operations intern for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2013 before joining the Mariners organization in 2014 as the Advanced Scouting Coordinator.
sly, entering his 4th season with the Mariners, has been promoted to Assistant Director, Player Development. He has spent the previous 3 seasons (2019-21) as a Player Development Coordinator since joining the Mariners in January 2019. Snider received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Pepperdine University, where he played at baseball. He received his Masters in Sports Management from Baylor University.
Scheidegger was promoted to Senior Director of High Performance after joining the Mariners organization as Director of High Performance on April 23, 2021. He oversees and manages medical and athletic training staff as well as strength supervision and conditioning, sports science and performance nutrition throughout the organization. Scheidegger spent almost 20 years in the athletics department at the University of Washington, most recently serving as Associate Athletic Director for Health and Wellness – Head Sports Coach. He was also the head coach of football sports for 15 seasons from 2005 to 2019. He received his Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science, from Central Washington University.
Weiss was promoted to Director of Sports Science after joining the Mariners organization as a coordinator on March 19, 2021. She oversees the collection and dissemination of all data relating to player health, preparation and performance . Weiss has spent the past two and a half years with the Los Angeles Dodgers as the Major League Sports Science Coordinator. She received her BSc in Kinesiology from the University of Southern California in 2009, an MSc in Exercise Science – Biomechanics from Ball State University in 2013, and a PhD in Sports Science and Biomechanics from the University. Auckland Technology Center (NZ) in 2017.
Walker, entering his 5th season in the Mariners’ organization, has been promoted to Director, Rehabilitation and Return to Play. In his new role, he will oversee all re-education of players in the organization’s minor league affiliates as well as in the major league club. He was previously the Minor League Medical and Athletic Education Coordinator since 2018. Walker worked as a physiotherapist in the Cincinnati Reds organization from 2004-2010 and received his Masters in Physiotherapy from East Carolina University.
Ackerman joined the Mariners organization in May 2021. In his role as Sports Science Analyst, he monitors and performs quantitative analysis focused on athlete workload, athletics, baseball biomechanics and injury prevention. injuries. He spent part of 3 seasons with the Arizona Diamondbacks from 2017 to 2020 and graduated in 2015 from Syracuse University.