Vanderbilt baseball standout Ro Coleman returned to Hawkins Field as the Maggie Corbin Minority Baseball Apprentice in the summer of 2023.
The Chicago native enjoyed an illustrious four-year career with the Commodores and was a member of the 2014 national championship team.
The Maggie Corbin Minority Baseball Apprenticeship is a privately-funded apprenticeship for a minority candidate who desires to make coaching baseball a profession. Driven by the lack of collegiate coaching opportunities for minorities, the Corbins created the position in 2021 to provide a learning experience within one of the nation’s top collegiate baseball environments.
Coleman is the second recipient of the apprenticeship, following his high school teammate Jabari Brown. Brown recently joined the Missouri staff as an assistant coach after two seasons at Vanderbilt.
Coleman was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft and spent one season in the Tigers’ minor league system. He then returned to Nashville and became the CEO of the Nashville Stars Youth Foundation, a non-profit committed to empowering the community to become better people, leaders, and athletes.