Marc Stephen Bombard (born November 15, 1949 in Tampa, Florida) is an American professional baseball manager and coach, and a former pitcher in minor league baseball. A manager in the minors for 28 years, he spent three seasons in the Major Leagues as the third-base coach of the Cincinnati Reds in 1996 and first-base coach of the Philadelphia Phillies in 2005–06.

During his active career, Bombard pitched in the Cincinnati organization from 1971 to 1977. A left-hander, he was listed as 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m) tall and 180 pounds (82 kg). At one point, his roommate was Randy "Macho Man" Savage.

In 1978, he became a minor league manager and coach for the Reds. After short careers in the Milwaukee Brewers and Pittsburgh Pirates organizations (and manager of the minor league Buffalo Bisons in 1992), he returned to the Reds as manager of the minor league Indianapolis Indians from 1993 to 1995. In 1996, Bombard served as the Reds' third base coach under skipper Ray Knight. He joined the Phillies' organization the following year and managed the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons of the International League for eight seasons, and was named the league's Manager of the Year for 2002.[1] He became Phillies first base coach in 2005.[2] Bombard was let go by the Phillies following the 2006 season.[3]

Bombard was replaced by former Milwaukee Brewers manager and Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Davey Lopes.

Bombard was named the manager of the Round Rock Express on December 3, 2008. The Express are the Triple A minor league affiliate of the Houston Astros. He managed the Express for the next two seasons. He spent 2016 and 2017 as manager of one of the New York Yankees' Gulf Coast Yankees squads in the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League.

Bombard was elected to the International League Hall of Fame in 2015.[1] Bombard was elected to the Florida State League Hall of Fame in 2016.


  1. ^ a b "International League Hall of Fame Class of 2015" (PDF). Retrieved February 8, 2015.
  2. ^ Marc Bombard – BR Bullpen
  3. ^ Notes: Phillies fire three coaches; man files complaint against Detroit's Rogers