Turn Back the Clock: BEST Baseball Coach Tom Coombe

By KBJR News 1

August 16, 2011 Updated Aug 16, 2011 at 4:55 PM CDT

Ely, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Ely was the host for the Division 2 State Legion baseball tournament in July, and the hometown team finished second to advance to the regional tournament.

The tournament was made more special as Ely's head coach Tom Coombe was also presented with the Minnesota Legion Coach of the Year award.

Coombe led Babbit-Embarrass-Soudan-Tower (BEST) to three state high school baseball tournaments, finishing third in 2002.

Coombe has coached the BEST baseball team for 18 years and the Ely Legion team for 15 years now, having led Ely to the Division 2 Legion state tournament 10 times.

Posted by Zach Schneider
zschneider@northlandsnewscenter.com