Oct. 23, 2006
Phoenix, Ariz. - LMU baseball alumnus Tom Allison has been named Director of Scouting for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Senior Vice President and General Manager Josh Byrnes announced. Allison, a member of LMU's 1986 College World Series team, began his new post in September.
After helping LMU to Omaha in 1986, Allison was drafted by the New York Mets and played five seasons in their Minor League system. Among the highlights of his professional days was winning the Eastern League Championship as a player/coach for the Binghamton Mets (AA) in 1994.
Following his playing days, he worked for the Mets as the Administrative Assistant to the Scouting Department before earning a promotion to Assistant Scouting Director in November of 1995. He then worked as the Mets' Area Scouting Supervisor for Southern California during the 1997 season and the Four-Corners area for the 1998 and 1999 seasons.
Most recently, Allison spent the last seven seasons as the Milwaukee Brewers' West Coast and Midwest Scouting Supervisor.
Allison returned to campus last January to reunite with his College World Series teammates at LMU's celebration of the 20th anniversary of the 1986 squad. Allison and the entire 1986 team will be inducted into LMU Athletics' Hall of Fame in January of 2007.
For the Diamondbacks' coverage of Allison's hiring, click here.