Tom Nevers Named EHS Head Baseball Coach
Tom Nevers named Edina High School Head Baseball Coach
Alumnus takes on a new role with former team
Edina High School announces the hiring of Tom Nevers to the position of Head Baseball Coach.
“I am honored and truly humbled to have the opportunity to lead the Edina High School Baseball program. As a lifelong Edina resident, an alumnus of Edina High School, and a product of EHS’ deep athletic heritage, I have a passion and responsibility for giving back to this great community that has given my family and I so much. Over the past seventeen years, I have been fortunate enough to successfully develop players and lead winning teams in Edina with a consistent theme of prioritizing accountability and of establishing a culture of fun and respect. I look forward to bringing this same philosophy to EHS Baseball and continuing to build upon the strong tradition of EHS sports. Thank you to Troy Stein and the members of the hiring committee and community that have supported me through this pursuit. I can’t wait to get started!”
Tom is a 1990 graduate of Edina High School where he was a prominent two-sport, varsity athlete (hockey and baseball). He was a member of the 1988 EHS Boys’ Hockey State Championship team, a runner-up for Mr. Hockey, and was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1989 NHL Draft. With baseball, Tom was a 2-Time Star Tribune Metro Baseball Player of the Year, a High School All American, and named All-State first team. After being drafted in the 1st round in the 1990 Major League Baseball Draft, he spent 13 years in professional baseball with the Houston Astros, Cincinnati Reds, Anaheim Angels, Minnesota Twins and Milwaukee Brewers. Upon concluding his playing career, Tom partnered with Gene Larkin and began Nevers Larkin Baseball, a competitive baseball development program comprised of individual/group instruction, club teams, and Edina’s Pioneer league (youth summer program). Being involved with the Edina Legion baseball program since 2007 and individually training high school players with Nevers Larkin have provided Tom a direct lens on what is required to lead and motivate players at the high school level. He is energized to develop a winning culture for Edina baseball.
“I am pleased to add Tom Nevers to our head coaching staff at Edina,” said EHS Assistant Principal/Activities Director Troy Stein. “Tom has been involved in baseball in Edina for over 30 years as a player, coach and instructor of the game. He has played at a high level and coached from the youth on up. He has demonstrated a commitment to a student-centered focus of excellence. Tom has knowledge, passion and cares deeply about the development of all our student-athletes.”
Welcome Tom Nevers!