Tommy Watkins (38) has been one of the most popular coaches and managers of the Chattanooga Lookouts. Watkins was drafted by Minnesota and starting playing for the Twins in 1998. Then in 2009, Watkins stepped out of playing and into coaching in the Twins' organization.
2010-2012 Coach Beloit Snappers
2013-2015 Coach Cedar Rapids Kernels
2016 Coach Chattanooga Lookouts
2017 Manager Cedar Rapid Kernels
Most recently Watkins managed the 2018 Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts and has also managed the Salt River Rafters into the championship game of the Arizona Fall League in 2018.
In 2019 Watkins was promoted to his first major league coaching job, as first base coach under new manager Rocco Baldelli.
The Twins leave Chattanooga but remain in the Southern League with the Pensacola Blue Wahoos. The Cincinnati Reds return to Chattanooga after a 21-year absence, becoming the Major League affiliate of the Lookouts. Former Chicago Cubs' catcher, Jody Davis will manage the 2019 Chattanooga Lookouts team.