Tony Thomas

Coach Tony

Tony Thomas played second base for the Florida State Seminoles from 2005-07 and his final season was one for the college baseball and FSU records books.

Thomas was named National Player of the Year by Collegiate Baseball and following his junior year (2007) when he led the Seminoles to a 45-13 record (21-6 ACC) and final ranking of 10th by Collegiate Baseball. He was the ACC Player of the Year, first team All-ACC and was a finalist for the Golden Spikes Award, Dick Howser Trophy and Brooks Wallace Award the same season.

During his career, Thomas became the first Seminole to register 30 doubles, 100 hits and 30 stolen bases in a single season. He finished that junior campaign with 33 doubles, which tied for the second most in a single-season at FSU.

Thomas led the ACC in batting average with a.430 mark while ranking first in six other offensive categories as junior. He also finished among the Top 10 in four other categories enroute to earning consensus All-America honors.

Thomas’ 14 career triples are still the fourth most in school history. He was selected in the third round of the MLB draft by the Chicago Cubs.

Currently, Coach Tony is the Assistant baseball coach at Eustis High School. In 2017 Tony was inducted into Florida State University Hall of Fame. Tony played 11 years of professional baseball. Four with the Chicago Cubs and three with the Boston Red Sox, one with the Minnesota Twins and in 2015 Tony spent it with three affiliates being Philadelphia Phillies, Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox.