Ayrault, 48, has led the Mudcats to a 203-212 (.489) record over the last three seasons, and is 500-591 (.458) over eight seasons overall as manager of Milwaukee's Class-A Advanced affiliate. He previously managed Milwaukee's Class-A Advanced club, the Brevard County Manatees of the Florida State League from 2012 through 2016 before transferring with the Brewers to the Mudcats and the Carolina League in 2017.
Ayrault's 203 managerial victories are the most on Carolina's all-time managerial wins list. He is also tied for the most games managed in team history having totaled 415 games as skipper in Carolina; tying him with current Cincinnati Reds Manager David Bell who managed the Mudcats from 2009 through 2011.
A native of Rochester, MI, Ayrault is entering his 11th consecutive season as a manager in Milwaukee's farm system overall and 14th consecutive season as a manager in Minor League Baseball. He began his managerial career in the Cincinnati Reds organization in 2007 before joining the Brewers system in 2010 as skipper of the Pioneer League's Helena Brewers. In 2010, Ayrault went on to earn Pioneer League Co-Manager of the Year honors while leading Helena to a 41-34 record and the Pioneer League championship in his first season at the helm. A former catcher, Ayrault was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the fifth round of the 1990 amateur draft and went on to spend his entire playing career (1990-1997) in the Atlanta organization; reaching the majors with Atlanta in 1996.