Stephen Vogt comes from a sporty family that upholds religious values. The Cleveland Guardians manager gets his baseball genes from his dad, a former baseball player, and coach.
Vogt began his MLB career in 2007. He was drafted in the 12th round by the Rays and played for a decade in the MLB. The catcher played for six franchises and retired last year, and that too in style.
In his last appearance, Vogt hit a home run against the Angels. But it even meant more for Vogt as his three kids had introduced his name as he came to the plate.
Earlier this year, Vogt was named Seattle Mariners bullpen and quality control coach. The catcher is replacing Terry Francona, the winningest manager in Guardians history.
Stephen Vogt Family: Life With Wife And Three Kids
Stephen Vogt resides with his family in Olympia, Washington. The former Seattle Mariners coach shares three kids with his wife, Alyssa Vogt.
The better half of the Guardians manager has played a similar professional role as her husband. Alyssa is the former women’s basketball coach of Tumwater High. She resigned from her position in 2017.
Alyssa and Stephen met when they were students at Azusa Pacific University. Alyssa was part of the women’s basketball team while at Azusa. The couple later tied the knot on December 30, 2007, and previously on X (formerly Twitter), the former baseball player has shared several anniversary posts.
Alyssa resigned from her position in 2017, citing family reasons. It was the year after she and Stephen’s third child was born, so the responsibilities were piling up.
Alyssa isn’t very active on social media but does have a Facebook profile, which she last updated in 2019. Stephen and Alyssa’s first child, their daughter, Payton, was born on September 27, 2011.
The couple became parents for the second time in 2014 when they welcomed their first son, Clark, on December 4, 2014. Their latest family addition happened on November 22, 2016, as Alyssa gave birth to their second son, Bennett Vogt.
Previously, in 2016, Stephen and his family gave a sweet interview to The Olympian. The former baseball player said his daughter was getting the chants confused at her mother’s basketball games.
At Tumwater, they would chant, “I believe that we will win,” but Payton, influenced by the A’s crowd, would start chanting, ” I believe in Stephen Vogt.”
Alyssa has always described her husband as a humble man who never thought he would ever achieve all the success he has had in his career. Previously, Alyssa had also opened up about her husband’s romantic side with the MLB website.
Stephen Vogt Parents, Randy, And Toni L. Vogt
Stephen Vogt was the second child of his parents, Randy and Toni L. Vogt. The former Athletics catcher has an older brother named Danny Vogt.
The new MLB manager comes from a religious family, with his great-grandfather being a pastor in a Mennonite Brethren Church. In an interview, Vogt shared he and his brother were instilled with Christian morals, beliefs, and principles from a young age.
Randy and Toni made sure that their boys don’t think of church as not any other building or take their Sunday trip to church lightly. Stephen said his father emphasized how one can be a leader in a Christian household.
Randy worked as a CPA in Visalia, California, and would wake up at 3 AM to be early at his office so he could return by 3 PM to coach his sons. He pitched for the Fresno State baseball team in 1976 and later became head coach at Central Valley Christian High School.
Stephen has talked several times about how influential his parents were in his life. In a conversation with NBC Sports, Stephen said if it wasn’t for the support of his family and guidance from his father at an early age, he could’ve easily gone down the wrong path.