Brandon returns for his second season as the Aviators' head coach. Boggs was selected in the 4th round out of Georgia Tech in the 2004 Major League Baseball Draft and went on to play thirteen seasons for the Texas Rangers and Milwaukee Brewers. After a successful professional career, his passion for baseball never wavered and is now the coach of your Alpharetta Aviators. Here he wants to share his knowledge with his college players who are all soon to be draft eligible.
Cacciatore played in the Detroit Tigers organization in 1975 and 1976. For the Lakeland Tigers. After his minor league playing career ended, Cacciatore coached baseball at the college level for many years. In 1986, he managed the Hyannis Mets, a collegiate summer baseball team in the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League.
1988 Auburn Astros team photo Cacciatore's first minor league managerial job came in 1988, when he was a last-minute replacement as manager of the Auburn Astros of the short-season Class A New York–Penn League. (Jim Coveney had been named manager of the Auburn Astros for 1988 but replaced Gary Tuck as manager of the Asheville Tourists in mid-season, before he had managed a single game for Auburn.) In Auburn, Cacciatore was the first professional manager of future Major League Baseball stars Luis Gonzalez and Kenny Lofton, both of whom were selected by the Houston Astros in the 1988 draft and assigned to Auburn to begin their professional baseball careers.
As of 2012, Cacciatore has managed seven different teams at the short-season Class A, full-season Class A, and Double-A levels of Minor League Baseball. Cacciatore has also coached in the Houston Astros, San Francisco Giants, Florida Marlins, Montreal Expos/Washington Nationals, and New York Mets systems. He is currently the hitting coach for the Reading Fightin Phils.