Oliver "Ollie" Marmol is entering his first season as the Cardinals First Base Coach and as a member of the team's Major League coaching staff. In 2016, Marmol completed his second season as manager at Palm Beach and sixth year managing in the Cardinals organization. He piloted his teams to the postseason in four of his five years managing in the minor leagues.
In 2015, his first season managing at Palm Beach, the Cardinals reached the postseason for the first time since 2008, winning the Florida State League South Division second half before being eliminated in the first round. The last time Palm Beach was in the FSL postseason, Marmol was playing second base for the squad.
In 2014, Marmol led the State College team to the New York-Penn League Championship, defeating Hudson Valley in two straight games when facing elimination, then defeated TriCity for the crown. The Spikes posted 48 wins for the second consecutive season, a year after Marmol led State College to the best record in the New York-Penn League at 48-27. He was awarded the 2013 George Kissell Award as voted on by his coaching peers in the Cardinals organization.
The former Cardinals minor league infielder has skippered his teams to a combined 268-225 record (.544), averaging 45 wins per season during his years with short-season clubs. He led the 2012 Johnson City squad to a 39-28 record and a playoff appearance in his first season as a manager. Marmol began his coaching career in 2011 as the hitting coach at the Gulf Coast League level under manager Steve Turco. Marmol spent four years playing in the Cardinals system, finishing his career with the Palm Beach Cardinals in 2010.
Marmol was originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2004 out of Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, Fla., but decided to forego professional ball to attend college, where he batted .327 over three seasons at the College of Charleston. He was drafted out of college in the sixth round of the 2007 June First-Year Player Draft by St. Louis.
Marmol, 30, resides in Jupiter, Fla. in the off-season with his wife, Amber.