Coomer playing for the LA Dodgers
Coomer with the Cubs
Taft College winds up for its 2nd annual Triple Play Dinner & Auction
benefiting the college’s athletics programs. The event will be held at
The Historic Fort in Taft on Friday January 23, 2015, with no host
cocktails starting at 6:00 and the dinner will begin at 7:00pm.
The Taft College Athletics department is excited to announce this
year’s special guest; Ron Coomer, former Taft College student-athlete
and former 9-year veteran major league baseball player. Last year’s
guest speaker was major league baseball player and author, Dave
Coomer attended and played baseball at Taft College in 1986-1987 and
was a 14th round draft pick by the Oakland Athletics in June 1987.
Coomer still holds records at Taft College, most notably hitting 19
home runs in 1987.
Additionally, Coomer played in the major leagues from
1995-2003, with most of his career spent with the Minnesota
Twins. In 1999, Coomer made the American League All-Star
Game in Boston as a first baseman. He retired from baseball in 2003 as
a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers. He had a major-league batting
average of .274, while hitting 92 home runs and driving in 449 RBI.
Since his retirement from baseball, Coomer has been a working
member of the media. He worked for Fox Sports North for several
years covering the Minnesota Twins. This past year he became the
radio-color analyst for WGN radio covering the Chicago Cubs.
The second annual Triple Play Dinner and Auction will be catered by
Salty’s Barbecue. All proceeds from the event will help support Taft
College athletic programs. Individual tickets to this event are $60
presale and $75 at the door. Sponsorship tables can be purchased for
$500. Please contact the Taft College Athletics Department at
763-7829 for more information.
Director of Athletics, Taft College
Head Baseball Coach, Taft College