Baseball Has Record 5 Players Sign To Division I Schools During Early Signing Period
Over the past four years a total of five players have had the opportunity to sign National Letters of Intent to Division I schools during the early signing period. This Fall the Titan baseball team has matched that four year total in 2014 alone with another five players signing to Division I schools. Those signing include Justin Vernia to Gonzaga University, Stephen White and Jeremy Spring to Louisiana Tech University, Brett Nielsen to Old Dominion University, and Tom Simpson to Liberty University.
Tacoma Community College
Ryan Mummert enters his 3rd season as Head Coach of the Titans baseball program. In 2 years as the Head Coach at TCC, Mummert has led the Titans to an overall record of 54-29 and back to back playoff appearances.
2012 was a season of first’s for the Titans under Mummert. TCC finished 30-13 on the year and made the Playoffs for the 8th consecutive year. They were ranked in the top 20 on the West Coast and top 50 nationally at moments throughout the season for the 1st time in program history. Mummert sent all 11 Sophomores on to 4-year colleges, including 5 going on to play Division 1 baseball, the most in any single year of the programs history. Under Mummert the Titans finished tops in the West Region in pitching and 2nd in hitting as well as in the top 4 in the NWAACC in both catagories.
Before taking over the Head position, Mummert was an Assistant at TCC where he coordinated the offense, worked with infielders, manned the 3rd base coaching box, and was a tiredless recruiter for the Titans. In his first season at Tacoma, he helped the Titans get back to the NWAACC Tournament for the 1st time since 2006.
Mummert joined Tacoma from Midland College in Midland, TX, where he spent 3 years as an Assistant Coach, coaching infielders and hitters. Other duties included recruiting, field maintenance on Christensen Stadium and he also started the first ever Baseball Camps in the history of the program. At Midland, Mummert helped lead the Chaparrals to a 101-69 record and two NJCAA Regional Playoffs Berths. He coached 38 players that went on to four-year universities, including 18 to Division I. Also 7 of his former players have moved on to play professional baseball.