2019 Coaching Staff
Thomas Walker returns for his third consecutive season with the Honkers in 2019, including his second season as the Field Manager after leading the Honkers to a 34-38 record in his managerial debut season in 2018. Under Walker’s tutelage, the 2018 Honkers offense totaled 53 home runs which ranked second in all of the Northwoods League and aided both Chad Tworek (Keiser) and Josh Ibarra (Concordia Irvine) in earning mid-season NWL All-Star selections.
Walker was an assistant coach with the Honkers in 2017, in charge of hitters and running the offense from the third base coaches box. Under his tutelage, the Honkers led the Northwoods League in home runs (76), second in Slugging Percentage (.398), and third in walks (373). He also produced the league’s new home run leader in Zach Zubia (22) who was also named the NWL MVP.
Walker started his playing career at Oregon, before moving on to Golden West College and finishing his last three years at the University of California Riverside (UCR). He began his coaching career at UCR as the Assistant Director of Baseball Operations in 2017. He is currently the Outfield/Hitting Coach at Golden West College.
Walker, 25, hails from Long Beach, California. His older brother Glenn Walker, is an Assistant Coach at Compton College and was the Field Manager for the Orange County Riptide, the 2017 California Collegiate League Champions.