Tommy Jones joined the Colorado Silver Bullets as Director of Player Development after spending the 1993 season as the manager of the Orlando Cubs.
Jones' career as a manager began in 1982, when he guided Butte to a second-place finish in the Pioneer League. He was named Pioneer League Manager of the Year in 1982 and 1983 and was selected to manage All-Star games in the Florida State League ('84) and the Southern League('86). As skipper of the Memphis Chicks in 1985 and 1986, Jones was the first professional manager for both Cecil Fielder and Bo Jackson. In all, Jones managed 12 seasons at every level of the minor leagues and was manager of the year seven times in those seasons. He was also a member of the coaching staff of the 1985 World Series Champion Kansas City Royals. He played eight seasons in professional baseball (1975-82) in the San Diego and San Francisco organizations. After helping coordinate the Silver Bullets tryout camps and spring training for the 1994 season, he served as third-base coach.
Jones received his bachelor of arts degree in history from the University of Pacific in 1976. Originally from Stockton, California, he lives in Phoenix with his wife, Joan, and daughter, Sarah Marie.