Tom Slater (baseball)

Thomas Slater (born April 6, 1968) is an American professional baseball coach. He is the assistant hitting coach for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball.

Tom Slater
New York Mets – No. 56
Third baseman / Assistant hitting coach
Born: (1968-04-06) April 6, 1968 (age 52)
Richmond, Virginia


Slater graduated from St. Christopher's School in Richmond, Virginia, and the Virginia Military Institute (VMI). He played college baseball for the VMI Keydets as a third baseman for four years.[1][2] He coached baseball at St. Christopher’s School in 1991, and served on the coaching staffs of the Marshall Thundering Herd, VMI, and Auburn Tigers.[2]

Slater was the head coach of VMI's baseball team from 2001 through 2003. He served as an assistant coach for the Florida Gators in 2004.[3] He coached the Auburn Tigers from 2005 through 2008.[1] He joined the New York Yankees organization, managing the Gulf Coast Yankees of the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League in 2010 and the Staten Island Yankees of the Class A-Short Season New York-Penn League in 2011,[2] before becoming the hitting coach of the Trenton Thunder of the Class AA Eastern League in 2012.[1] In 2013 and 2014, Slater was the Yankees' roving hitting instructor.[4] Slater coached the Tampa Yankees of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League in 2015 and 2016, and returned to Trenton in 2017.[5] After the 2017 season, the New York Mets hired Slater as their assistant hitting coach.[6]


  1. ^ a b c "Slaters still sharing baseball passion | Sports". May 23, 2012. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c Staten Island Advance file photo by Hilton Flores (June 13, 2011). "New Staten Island Yankees manager Tom Slater loves his work". Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  3. ^ Press, Associated (June 30, 2004). "Auburn names Tom Slater baseball coach". Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  4. ^ Lou DiPietro (January 12, 2015). "Tampa Yankees make changes to staff | YES Network Mobile". Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  5. ^ Trenton Thunder (April 26, 2016). "Yankees set 2017 Thunder coaching staff | YES Network Mobile". Retrieved November 14, 2017.
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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Pat Roessler
New York Mets assistant hitting coach
Succeeded by