Attended San Jose De Anza (Calif.) Junior College and Louisiana Tech…he and his wife, Samantha, reside in Sahuarita, Ariz., and have two sons, Tyson (15) and Alexander (10). Is featured in the 2015 book Where Nobody Knows Your Name: Life in the Minor Leagues of Baseball by best-selling author John Feinstein.
Charlie was named the ninth bench coach in Rays history on Oct 3, following Frank Howard (1998-99), Bill Russell (2000), Hal McRae (2001), Billy Hatcher (2001-02), John McLaren (2003- 05), Bill Evers (2006-07), Dave Martinez (2008- 14) and Tom Foley (2015-17)…he was named to the major league staff on Dec 19, 2014 as the third base coach and spent three seasons in that role, after 18 seasons managing Rays minor league affiliates ... Had his Durham Bulls uniform No. 25 retired on May 26, 2016…was inducted into the International League Hall of Fame in January 2016…other inductees with Rays ties include Wade Boggs (2011), Dave Eiland (2012) and Bill Evers (2012) ... Joined the Rays organization on Oct 31, 1996 and has managed at every level in the system since, including eight years at Triple-A Durham… his overall managing record in 18 seasons was 1,266-1,142 (.526)…his teams advanced to the postseason nine times…also managed 63 postseason games (37-26, .587) ... In eight years (2007-14) as manager at Durham, he guided the Bulls to seven IL South Division titles, a league-record six trips to the IL finals and two Governors' Cup championships (2009, 2013)…won the Triple-A title in 2009…compiled a 633-515 (.551) record at Durham…on July 21, 2014, broke the franchise record for managerial wins, passing Bill Evers (613) ... Collected nearly a dozen awards during his time there: IL Manager of the Year (2010, 2013), Baseball America Triple-A Manager of the Year (2007), IL All-Star Team Manager (2010, 2014), Baseball America Minor League Manager of the Year (2009), Minor League Baseball's Mike Coolbaugh Award (2009), Futures Game coach for the World team (2010, 2011, 2013) and World Baseball Classic coach for Puerto Rico (2009) ... In 2006, led Double-A Montgomery to the Southern League title and was selected as the Rays inaugural Player Development Man of the Year…steered Short-A Hudson Valley to the division title in 1998, his only year there…took Class-A Bakersfield to the playoffs in 2001 and missed the playoffs by one game there in 2002.
Played 10 years as an infielder with the Brewers, Expos and Phillies organizations and spent 27 days in the majors with the Expos in 1993… retired with a career .400 avg. (2-for-5) ... In his first major league plate appearance he delivered a 2-out RBI single in the 7th inning off Gary Wayne, giving the Expos a 4-3 win over Colorado on Sep 7, 1993 at Olympic Stadium ... His only other major league hit was a 2-run double off FLA Chris Hammond in a 7-1 Expos win on Sep 29 ... Selected by the Brewers in the sixth round of the 1987 June Draft.