Jimmy Thornton is a member of the Frozen Ropes of Union staff as an instructor. He will leverage his high school and college playing experience along with his travel baseball coaching experience to teach hitting, fielding and all around skills to athletes of all ages.
Jimmy was a 3 year varsity starter and 2 year captain for Union Catholic High School where he starred as a catcher. Jimmy was named to the all-conference team for three years and named first team all county during his senior season. During his senior season, he hit .450 and played in the NJ State All-Star Game. Jimmy also excelled in the classroom as he won the Scholar Athlete Award during his senior year. Jimmy leveraged his high school success into a college baseball playing career at Montclair State University. Jimmy played for the Montclair State baseball team and once again showed his strong leadership skills by earning the captain designation during his senior season.
After finishing his playing career, Jimmy wanted to remain involved in the game and transitioned to the coaching ranks where he has coached several youth travel baseball teams and also spent a season coaching the Union Catholic High School JV Baseball team. Jimmy will leverage his playing and coaching experience and passion for the game to teach baseball and softball players of all ages and experience. Jimmy also serves the local community as he is a fireman in Rahway.