Montevallo baseball assistant hired at Western Michigan


University of Montevallo baseball assistant coach Matt Rademacher was recently named an assistant coach at Division I Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Mich.

Rademacher will serve as the assistant recruiting coordinator as well as work with the catchers and hitters for the Broncos.

Rademacher has spent the last season at Montevallo serving as assistant coach. Before Montevallo, he spent a season at Georgia Southern and one season at Air Force.

In his time at Montevallo, he helped lead the Falcons to their first Peach Belt Conference tournament appearance and served as the third base coach.

While at Air Force, Rademacher mentored catcher Garrett Custons, a three-time freshman All-American, to Louisville Slugger, Ping! Baseball and Pro-Line Athletic NCBWA Freshman All-America honors.

At Georgia Southern, Rademacher coached Southern Conference Player of the Year and All-American Victor Roache and Kansas City Royals’ draftee Shawn Payne.

Collegiately, Rademacher earned first team All-Big South and second team All-Region honors as a catcher his senior season with Coastal Carolina University.

As a captain for the Chanticleers, CCU hosted their first NCAA regional in school history. An all-around student-athlete, Rademacher also excelled in the classroom, earning all-Big South Academic honors in both 2006 and 2007. Prior to Coastal Carolina, Rademacher was at the University of Michigan for three years.

Rademacher is a native of Michigan, having grown up in Bay City. Both his mother and father are alums of Western Michigan.