Vanderbilt Baseball Adds Two Members To Coaching Staff

Hawkins Field.

Vanderbilt Baseball has added Ro Coleman and Zach Monash to the program’s coaching staff.

Coleman returns to Hawkins Field as the Maggie Corbin Minority Baseball Apprentice. 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 with 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 nonprofit committed to empowering the community to become better people, leaders and athletes.

Monash joins the Vanderbilt staff as Video Coordinator. He comes to Music City after five seasons with the Detroit Tigers where he worked as the minor league’s Video Coordinator from 2022-2023 and a baseball information assistant from 2019-2021.

Originally from Tucson, Arizona, he earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Arizona while serving as a student manager for the baseball program from 2011-2013. After internships with both the Kansas City Royals and San Diego Padres, Monash volunteered with the Arizona Softball program in 2017 before becoming the Video Coordinator for the baseball program in 2018.

Steven Boero