Corky Thompson enters into his 4th season on the staff at LTU and brings with him 25 years of coaching experience, ranging from the high school to the collegiate ranks, with several years of coaching in the elite summer travel baseball leagues.
Thompson was most recently the Head Baseball Coach at Saginaw Arthur Hill High School for three years, from 2014 – 2016. Thompson also served as an Assistant Baseball Coach at Saginaw Valley State University during the 2013 – 2014 season, as well as three years at Saginaw Heritage High School from 2011 – 2013.
Prior to that time, Thompson spent three seasons coaching in the NCAA Division I ranks with Saint Peter's College in New Jersey, where he served as the team's Recruiting Coordinator, Pitching Coach and Camp Director.
While at Saint Peter's, under Thompson's guidance, his pitching staff broke several different program pitching records and saw continual improvement during his tenure. As well, the staff ERA fell rapidly from 7.00 to 4.36 while he was at the helm. Thompson also helped to establish baseball camps at the College, attracting just under 500 campers in their first year of existence.
Prior to Thompson's time at Saint Peter's College, he spent time as the Head Baseball Coach at Saginaw Arthur Hill High School and Saginaw High School, as well as serving as the Head JV Baseball Coach at Swan Valley High School. Thompson also coached the Saginaw American Legion Post 22 for eight years, guiding them to the 2001 MRPA State Championship.
Currently, Thompson is the Owner of the Saginaw Sugar Beets, a summer elite you travel program, as well as a top end summer collegiate program that participates in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate Baseball League, which is sanctioned by Major League Baseball. In their first year of play, the Sugar Beets collegiate team qualified for post-season play.
Formerly, Thompson was the Owner/Director of the Saginaw Gold Elite Travel Program for players aged from 10u to 18u. The Gold were recognized for their excellent play and attention to solid fundamental skill development.
Thompson received a Bachelor's Degree in Physical and Health Education from Saginaw Valley State University. He currently resides in Saginaw.