Trey Vavra enters his first season coaching for the Tommies. A native of Menomonie, Wis., Trey was the 2010 Big Rivers Conference Player of the Year at Menomonie High School.
Vavra later played at the junior-college level for Madison College, where he earned 2012 Madison College Sportsperson of the Year. He was a two-time NJCAA National Defensive Player of the Year (2011, 2012) while competing in two NJCAA World Series taking home All-Tournament Team (2011, 2012) honors in both national tournaments. Following his time at Madison College, Vavra played one season at both Eastern Illinois University and Florida Southern. Over four college seasons, Trey led his team in nearly every offensive statistical category, including home runs, doubles, RBI, and batting average. A two-time Northwoods League All-Star, the corner infielder played two summers for the Duluth Huskies during his college days.
A 2014 draft pick of the Minnesota Twins (33rd round), Vavra hit .319 in 50 games in his first professional season for the Elizabethton Twins of the Appalachian Rookie League. In 2015, he hit .346 with six home runs for the Class-A Cedar Rapids Kernels, where he was a Midwest League All-Star. Trey was a Florida State League All-Star and took 3rd place in the FSL Home Run Derby in 2016 for the Fort Myers Miracle (A+). After a stint with the Sioux Falls Canaries in 2017, Trey continues to play professionally for the Chicago Dogs of the American Association. In 2018, he hit .299 with 16 HR and 65 RBI in 97 games.
After playing together at Menomonie High School and professionally in the Minnesota Twins organization, the 2019 campaign will see a reunion for Trey and his older brother Tanner in the Tommie dugout.