Coach Matt Schilling
Join us for a motivational breakfast on Thursday, 6 October 2016, at 7:30am, as we celebrate a historic moment in South Carolina sports history. Matt Schilling will share with us his experience as the first base coach and hitting coach for the National Champion Coastal Carolina Chanticleers.
Matt Schilling, who played baseball at Coastal Carolina from 1993-94 and coached the Chants from 1995-00, returned to his alma mater to serve as a volunteer assistant baseball coach in summer 2012. Schilling is in his fifth season in his second stint on the Chanticleer staff.
He coaches the infielders, is the first base coach, and works with the hitters. Schilling also serves as director of Chanticleer Baseball Camps.
Coastal Carolina infielders finished 2016 ranked #1 in the NCAA for turning double plays, after being ranked #2 nationally in that category for 2015. The Chants also lead the country in runs scored and home runs for the 2016 season, while ranking in the top 5 nationally for stolen bases, and sacrifice bunts.
Between his time at Coastal, Schilling spent 12 years as the senior director of on-field instruction at the Baseball Factory in Columbia, Md., which is one of the – if not the – premier recruiting services in the country. Schilling served three years as an associate scout with the Atlanta Braves, working under current Kansas City Royals Assistant General Manager J.J Picollo. At the Baseball Factory he worked one-on-one with many future college and professional players including Giants infielder Manny Burriss. He also worked, organized and ran various Baseball Factory events that featured future big leaguers David Wright, B.J. Upton, Gavin Floyd, Delmon Young, Will Rhymes, Chris Perez and Derek Holland, among others.