6 Matt Reid
Matt Reid

Position:
Interim Head Coach

Experience:
Sixth Season

Alma Mater:
Richmond, 2002



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Matt Reid, who rates as one of the bright, young talents in the college baseball coaching ranks, is in his sixth season as a member of Army's coaching staff. After serving as the Black Knights' top assistant coach in 2010, Reid picked up the title of associate head coach prior to the 2011 season.

Reid was named interim head coach on Sept. 24, 2013.

At West Point, Reid works primarily with Army's infielders and hitters. Off the field, he focuses attention on national recruiting with an emphasis placed on the East Coast.

Since Reid arrived, Army established a single season school record for fielding percentage in 2009 (.970) after narrowly missing the mark the previous year. The Black Knights then obliterated that record with a .975 fielding percentage in 2012 to rank 32nd nationally.

Three of the Black Knights' starting four infielders earned All-Patriot League honors three years in a row (2009-11), including Clint Moore, who garnered All-America laurels in 2009. Moore and fellow infielders Zach Price and Harold Earls have been named Patriot League Rookie of the Year during Reid's tenure at the Academy. In 2011, three Army infielders were named to the All-Patriot League first team with Steve May joining Moore and Price on the unit.

Last year, Price was named to the All-Patriot League first team, while Earls collected the conference's Rookie of the Year award. Earls was also tabbed a Freshman All-American following his standout rookie campaign that saw him finish with a .331 batting average. Price, who was named a CoSIDA Academic All-American (first team), became the first Army player to earn a Rawling Gold Glove after the second baseman recorded a sparkling .996 fielding percentage.

The Black Knights have taken well to Reid's offensive teachings as well, establishing school records for batting average (.329), base hits (626), doubles (117), triples (18), home runs (57), runs scored (446), runs batted in (408), total bases (950) and slugging percentage (.500) in 2009. It marked the second straight season that Army set school records for doubles and home runs.

Army has improved its slugging percentage by more than 150 points since Reid arrived at West Point.

Reid has also played a large role in the great success Army has experienced in its overall recruiting the past five years.

Before joining head coach Joe Sottolano's staff in the summer of 2007, Reid had spent the previous two years on the baseball coaching staff at UNC Asheville. Reid focused his work on the club's infielders and hitters, while assisting with recruiting duties during his tenure at UNC Asheville. In that time, he helped the Bulldogs increase their fielding percentage from .943 to .958. Additionally, UNC Asheville turned a Big South Conference-leading 59 double plays in his last season to rank 34th nationally.

Prior to his arrival at Asheville, Reid served as assistant coach at Old Dominion University where he worked with the Monarchs' outfielders and hitters. He assumed duties as baseball camp director at ODU, and filled the same role at UNC Asheville.

A 2002 graduate of Richmond, where he lettered for four years on the baseball diamond, Reid assisted the staff at Virginia Commonwealth University during the 2003-04 season while completing his master's degree in sport leadership. His experience with organizing fundraisers for non-profit ventures while at VCU included raising money for an area cancer center. Prior to his studies at VCU, Reid served as assistant coach at Louisburg College where his responsibilities with the baseball team included working with the squad's infielders and coaching first base. He began his coaching career at Virginia Military Institute.

In addition to his collegiate coaching background, Reid has gained extensive experience during the summer months, guiding the Peninsula Pilots of the Coastal Plains League for two years. He led the Pilots to a 34-20 record (.630) and an appearance in the league championship in his first season and finished with a two-year mark of 58-38 (.604) at the Peninsula helm.

The native of Amherst, Mass., was selected team captain during his senior year at Richmond and helped the Spiders to a pair of NCAA Regional berths. He graduated in 2001 with a degree in sports administration.

Reid, whose father Jim is a member of the University of Iowa football coaching staff after serving as an assistant with the Miami Dolphins and as head football coach at VMI for two years, interned with the front office of the Pittsburgh Pirates during the summer of 2004. He also worked in Richmond's sports information office as a senior.

Reid is single and currently resides in Fort Montgomery.

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