JEFF ISOM

MANAGER

 

 

JEFF ISOM

MANAGER

 

This will be Jeff Isom’s sixth season as manager of the Joliet Slammers. The past few seasons have been busy ones for Isom, having led the Slammers in their Frontier League Championship win in 2018, coaching the 2017 Frontier League All-Star Game hosted by the Slammers, and coaching the East Division in the 2016 All-Star Game. In 2016 he also led the Slammers to East Division Champions. Isom has been recognized twice as the Roger Hanners Award winner for Manager of the Year during the 2016 and 2018 seasons.

The Indiana-native was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 18th round of the 1993 MLB June Amateur Draft out of Purdue University. Isom spent seven seasons playing professionally and has since coached or managed 19 seasons in the minor leagues. He was also voted as the Frontier League Manager of the Year in 2002. Having taken his teams to the playoffs seven times, Isom is one of only six managers in Frontier League history that have over 400 career wins.