Reggie Terry – Manager
The DC Grays are proud to welcome back Reggie Terry as our manager for his third season in 2017. Reggie is a veteran of the Ripken League, having spent three seasons as an Assistant Coach for the Bethesda Big
Train prior to taking over the top coaching spot with the Grays. He attended Norfolk State University in Norfolk, VA and he played in every game as an outfielder from 1991 through 1995. During his college playing career, he achieved various honors – Freshman of the Year, Sophomore of Year, Tournament MVPs, First Team selections, All-Region, and All-State. He was also selected as the Player of the Year with the Joe Echols Award. At the time of graduation, Terry led the Spartans in 12 of 15 career offensive hitting categories.
After hitting 17 home runs during his senior season at Norfolk State, he was signed by the Texas Rangers organization. Unfortunately, his playing career was cut short due to severe leg injury.
Reggie and his wife, Mikki’, live in Woodbridge, Virginia along with their two sons Tre’ and William.
Jimmy Williams – Assistant Coach
Coach Williams has over fifteen years of professional baseball experience playing in the Baltimore Orioles, LA Dodgers, and SF Giants organizations. He has captured Most Valuable Player, Most Popular, Topps Player of the Month, and Batting Champion Awards while playing Pro baseball.
William’s professional playing days has also seen extensive time abroad in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Panama, Venezuela, Puerto Rico and the Chunichi Dragons in Japan where he played in the Japan World Series.
From 1999 to 2002, he was Head Coach at Howard University where the baseball program was cut as a varsity sport at the University after the 2002 season. He is presently Associate Coach at Prince George’s Community College where he has served as head/associate-coach since 2003.
Coach Williams completed the MLB scouting bureau program in 2004 and participates as a member of the Major League Baseball Envoy Program. He’s provided detail baseball instruction to coaches and players in Germany (2003) and in China (2004 & 2007).
A native Washingtonian, Coach Williams was born and raised in Washington DC into a family of five brothers and two sisters. He has two lovely daughters who graduated from Benedict College and Old Dominion University. He attended Eastern Senior High School.
Justin Thomas – Pitching Coach
Thomas, was hired in the fall of 2014 by Voorhees college as the new head baseball coach. The Ambridge, PA native shortly turned the dismal program around with gains in the win column in both 2015 and 2016. In the 2017 season, the Voorhees Tigers finished .500 with a record of 20-20 and was the best season for the Voorhees Baseball program in over 15 seasons.
Prior to coming to Voorhees, Thomas served as the pitching coach for Penn State Greater Allegheny, which is a campus of Pennsylvania State University. Along with being responsible for the pitching staff, Thomas created a strengthening and conditioning program, organized the recruiting list and recruiting visits and monitored and assisted in the progress of pitchers on the roster in this role. Thomas was also responsible for the pitching staff finishing a 52-game season with a team earned run average of 3.79 in 2013.
Thomas has devoted plenty of time to coaching collegiate summer baseball, most recent serving as pitching coach and interim head coach of the Genesee Rapids in the New York Collegiate Summer League in 2016. The list of other leagues consist of: Charlotte Crushers of the Carolina-Virginia League (2014), Surf Riders of the Myrtle Beach Collegiate Summer League (2013), Butler BlueSox of the Prospect League (2012), and the Tradewater Pirates of the Ohio Valley League (2011).
Tyler Thomas – Assistant Coach
Thomas is entering his first season coaching with the Grays. Tyler, who grew up in nearby Woodbridge, VA where he attended Woodbridge High School, is a former All-State and All-Metropolitan standout. He currently holds the Virginia State career RBI record.
Thomas attended and played ball at Shepherd University where he saw time as a closer, corner infielder and catcher. He was a member of four conference championship teams. Thomas also spent a summer as a Gray standout as a first baseman, sporting a .357 batting average for the summer.
Thomas graduated with a degree in exercise science and now works in the area with prep athletes doing strength and conditioning along with hitting and pitching instruction. He also is an assistant varsity baseball coach at Woodbridge High School.