Coach Rey attended Parkdale HS in Riverdale, MD and played SS, P, C, OF before graduating in 1993. He played on numerous all-star teams including the 1993 Babe Ruth Maryland State Championship Team in which he was the winning pitcher of the final game. Upon graduation, Coach Rey continued his playing career at Salisbury University, playing under long-time coach, Dean Deshon. Coach Rey started at SS, 2B, P and RF during the 1996-99 seasons.
During his college career, Rey played summer league baseball for Advanced Properties of the Eastern Shore Baseball League as well as Harry’s Café of the Montgomery County Baseball Association.
After graduation, Coach Rey taught Physical Education in Prince George’s County Public Schools at Caesar Chavez Elementary School. During that time, he coached Varsity Baseball at Northwestern High School from 2001-2002.
In 2002, Coach Rey left Prince George’s County for Montgomery County where he taught Physical Education and Health at Key Middle School. Simultaneously, he coached Junior Varsity Baseball at Blake High School in 2003.
In 2004, Tommy Rey accepted a teaching and coaching position at Paint Branch High School in Burtonsville, MD, and is currently employed there. He coached Junior Varsity Baseball from 2004-2005. In 2006, he accepted the Varsity Baseball Coaching position and coached the team until 2016. His overall record at Paint Branch was 142-72.
His accomplishments at Paint Branch High School include:
- 2015 MCPS Coach of the Year
- 2015 Division Champions, Sectional Champions, and Regional Finalist
- 2014 Regional Semifinalist
- 2012 Regional Semifinalist
- 2009 Division Champions and Regional Finalist
- 2008 Division Champions and Regional Finalist
- 2007 Division Champions and Regional Semifinalist
In 2006, Coach Rey had a vision of increasing the skill level of the baseball players in the Northeast Consortium, in an effort to restore the heightened the level of competitive sports that was once very prevalent in the area. That year, he created and founded Panther Summer Sports Camps. His idea was to provide instructional, fun, and foundation building sports camps to members of the community. Coach Rey was not only able to give back to the members of the community but was able to give back to the coaches and teachers at local schools by providing career opportunities during the summer months.
His vision grew. Interest from coaches all around the 495 Beltway increased and Coach Rey expanded his company in 2013. The name of the camp changed to All Pro Athletes, and he is excited to be a part of this revolutionary approach to coaching, instructing, community building, and athletic enhancement.