2013 marks third year as Angels' bench coach following appointment November 10, 2010 and eighth year in the organization ...Served as Angels roving infield coordinator from 2006-10...Spent previous 20 seasons in San Diego Padres' organization, serving as third base coach (2003-05), bench coach (1993-2002), first base coach (mid-1990-92), roving infield instructor (1988-1990) and minor league manager (1986-87) at rookie-level Spokane...Earned 1987 Northwest League Manager of Year honors after leading Indians to league title with 54-22 record...Owns a 93-57 (.620) managerial record in two seasons.
Played nine seasons as an infielder with Oakland (1977-82, 85), Milwaukee (1982-83) and California (1984), compiling a .234 lifetime batting average with 17 HR and 109 RBI in 730 Major League games...Member of 1982 A.L. Champion Brewers and 1981 A.L. West Division Champion A's...Drafted by Oakland in first round (4th pick, secondary phase) of 1975 free agent draft...Made Major League debut with Oakland, April 9, 1977.
Graduated from Pepperdine University (Malibu, CA) in 1975 with a bachelor's degree in journalism...Led Waves to West Coast Athletic Conference title in 1974...Graduated in 1971 from Westchester (CA) HS, where he was all-league in baseball and basketball...Has been active in San Diego community, serving as honorary chairman of the 65 Roses Sports Club for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of San Diego...Awarded first-ever Padres Community Hero Award in 1998...Full name is Robert Michael Picciolo...Last name is pronounced "PEACH-uh-low".