Charles "Boots" Day is in his 10th season as a coach with the Otters. He was the Darren Bush Frontier League Coach of the Year in 2012, his first year back in Evansville.
Day played Major League Baseball as an outfielder for the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs and Montreal Expos during a six-year stint. In 1971, his best season, Day hit .283 with four home runs and 33 RBIs for the Expos. He also played for the Evansville Triplets from 1975-78.
After his playing days, Day managed the Detroit Tigers’ rookie team, the Otters in 1995 and teams in the Cleveland Indians’ minor league system. The New York native has also been a hitting instructor for the Cardinals and Kansas City Royals organizations, as well as the hitting coach most recently for the Normal CornBelters, formerly of the Frontier League, in 2011. Day’s team in 2011 had the second-best batting average and recorded the second most hits among all Frontier League teams.
He guided the Otters to a 31-38 record as the franchise's first manager in 1995.