Matt Rademacher is entering his second seasonas an assistant coach of the University of Montevallo baseballprogram.
Rademacher helped the Falcons advance to their first Peach BeltConference Tournament appearance in his first season as anassistant coach. He served as the third base coach throughout theseason and was instrumental in UM’s turn around in conferenceplay as the Falcons went from 8-16 in 2011 to 16-14 in 2012.
He came to Montevallo after spending one season as a volunteerassistant coach at Georgia Southern University. Rademacher coachedthe GSU catchers, assisted with hitting instruction and coachedfirst base. Georgia Southern won the 2011 Southern ConferenceChampionship and participated in the NCAA Regionals at Columbia,SC. While at GSU, Rademacher was fortunate to coach SouthernConference Player of the Year and NCAA All-American Victor Roacheand Kansas City Royals draftee Shawn Payne. The Eagles alsoimproved behind the plate from their 2010 campaign in fieldingpercentage, caught-stealing percentage and passed ballsallowed.
In 2010 he spent the season at the Air Force Academy, serving asthe volunteer assistant. He worked directly with the Falconcatchers, while also helping supervise the hitters. He helped guidecatcher Garrett Custons to three freshman All-America honors.Custons was named to the Louisville Slugger Freshman All-AmericaTeam by Collegiate Baseball, Ping!Baseball Freshman All-AmericaTeam and Pro-Line Athletic NCBWA Freshman All-America Team. Custonsfinished the year with a .483% caught-stealing.
Rademacher also spent a summer coaching in the NorthwoodsCollegiate League for the Madison Mallards. As the pitching coach,Rademacher tutored the pitching staff to the second-best ERA in theleague (3.56) while also leading the league in strikeouts andowning the league’s lowest opponent batting average of.237.
He has coached 14 players who have moved onto the professionalranks in his short coaching career at the collegiate level.
He finished his professional playing career before joining theAir Force staff, playing most recently with the Traverse City BeachBums of the Frontier Independent League. He helped anchor apitching staff that was second in the league in ERA.
Collegiately, Rademacher earned First Team All-Big South andSecond Team All-Region honors as a catcher his senior season withCoastal Carolina University. As a captain for the Chanticleers, CCUhosted their first NCAA regional in school history. An all-aroundstudent-athlete, Rademacher also excelled in the classroom, earningall-Big South Academic honors in both 2006 and 2007.
Prior to Coastal Carolina, Rademacher spent three years at theUniversity of Michigan. From 2003-06, Rademacher spent the summersin Alexandria, Minn., playing for the Alexandria Beetles of theNorthwoods League.
A native of Bay City, Mich., Rademacher is a 2007 graduate ofCoastal Carolina University with a Bachelor of Arts in English.