Ronnie Thames

Ronnie attended Humble High School where he was a multi-sport letterman and earned District and State honors.  His college baseball career began at San Jacinto Junior College where he stood out as a hitter and earned 1st Team All-Conference honors.  After 2-seasons at San Jac, Ronnie transferred to Sam Houston State University where he became a 2-sport athlete playing football and baseball.  He earned All-Conference baseball honors both years at Sam Houston and was voted to the Southland Conference 1990’s All-Decade Team.  Ronnie decided to pursue coaching after graduation which led him to Grayson County College where he learned from Coach Tim Tadlock, current head baseball coach at Texas Tech University.  Ronnie and Coach Tadlock won 2 National Championships together at Grayson.  In 2001, Ronnie decided to use his knowledge and passion for baseball to teach players how to play the game the right way by providing private hitting and pitching instruction. Ronnie’s success as an instructor and “baseball guy” brought him to join the Columbia Angels coaching staff in 2002.  In 2008 when Clay Hill decided to take some time away from coaching the Angels he asked Ronnie to take over the high-profile 17U Junior team.  Each year since 2008, Ronnie has taken person pride in coaching the 17U Junior team where he has worked with numerous players that have gone on to play the game at the college and professional levels.