COACHING CAREER: Ron Gideon is in his 23rd season in the Rockies organization and his 28th as a professional coach … his third season as a member of a Major League coaching staff and first as the first base coach ... Previously served as a coach on the Major League staff in 2017-18, before being named first base coach for the 2019 season ... Spent four seasons as a supervisor of development (2013-16) after serving the previous five seasons as a roving field coordinator (2008-12) and as the manager of Double-A Tulsa (2009-10) ... In 2014, as the Double-A supervisor of development, Gideon was named the winner of the P.J. Carey Player Development Award, given to the top player development staff member in the Rockies organization ... Managed Short-Season Tri-City for four seasons (2002-05) and Double-A Carolina for two seasons (2000-01) ... In 1999, he managed High-A Salem to a .500 record (69-69), the best record in the Rockies organization that season ... Also managed at Low-A Asheville (1997-98) and Short-Season Portland in 1996, his first position in the Rockies organization ... Managed Short-Season Pittsfield (1995) and Rookie Level Kingsport (1993-94) in the New York Mets organization … his first professional coaching stint came with Double-A Binghamton and High-A St. Lucie in the Mets organization.
PLAYING CAREER: Gideon's professional playing career began in 1984, after he was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the first round (22nd overall) of the First-Year Player Draft ... Played two seasons in the Phillies system before being traded to the Mets in 1986 ... Was a first baseman and a pitcher for the Mets, where he reached as high as the Double-A level ... Played collegiately at Panola Junior College where he was a two-time All-American.
PERSONAL: Ron Gideon resides in Hallsville, Texas, in the offseason ... He and his wife Kim have two daughters, Shelby and Bailey, son Ronnie Jr., and a grandchild, Luke Michael Dawson, who was born in December 2015.