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Oliver J. Marmol (born July 2, 1986) is an American professional baseball manager and former coach and player. As of October 24, 2021, he is the manager of the St. Louis Cardinals and, at 36, the youngest manager of a Major League Baseball (MLB) team.
Marmol attended Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, Florida, and was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 31st round of the 2004 MLB draft. He did not sign with the Pirates and attended the College of Charleston, where he played college baseball for the College of Charleston Cougars. He batted .327 in three seasons with the Cougars, and was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the sixth round of the 2007 MLB draft. He played in the Cardinals organization for four seasons, batting .203 as a utility player for the Batavia Muckdogs of the Class A-Short Season New York-Penn League, the Quad Cities River Bandits of the Class A Midwest League, and the Palm Beach Cardinals of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League.
In 2011, Marmol became the hitting coach of the Gulf Coast Cardinals of the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League. The next season, he became manager of the Johnson City Cardinals of the Rookie-level Appalachian League, and led the team to the postseason. In 2013, he managed the State College Spikes of the New York-Penn League. He returned to State College in 2014, and won the league's championship. In 2015, he was promoted to manage Palm Beach, and he managed Palm Beach for the 2016 season.
The Cardinals named Marmol their first base coach before the 2017 season. Before the 2019 season, the Cardinals shifted Marmol to bench coach. On October 25, 2021, he was promoted to manager of the Cardinals.
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Marmol is a Christian. Marmol is married to Amber Marmol and they have one daughter together. Marmol has two brothers who are both pastors. He and his wife have taken short-term missions to orphanages in Guatemala and Nicaragua.