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Dixie State names Matt Wilson as new assistant baseball coach

Dixie State head baseball coach Chris Pfatenhauer recently announced the hiring of Matt Wilson as a new assistant coach. Wilson comes to DSU after four seasons as an assistant coach at Pepperdine University, where he was a member of a staff that guided the Waves to a 43-18 record, a 2014 West Coast Conference title and a pair of NCAA Regional appearances.

“We are very excited to add a coach of Matt’s caliber,” Pfatenhauer said. “He has a tremendous amount of experience at the college level and is highly respected on the West Coast. We are extremely pleased that he and his wife Michelle agreed to be a part of the Dixie State baseball family.”

Wilson has also coached collegiately at Pierce College, Cal State Northridge, San Joaquin Delta College and at his alma mater, Sacramento State. Wilson was a four-year starting catcher at Sacramento State from 2002-05, where as a senior he led the team in home runs and was second in RBIs, while defensively he caught 23 runners attempting to steal. He left school in the top 10 for career at-bats and hit by pitches. Sacramento State elected Wilson to its All-Decade Team (2000-10) for his work with the program.

Wilson earned his bachelor's degree in kinesiology from Sacramento State in 2006 and a master's degree in coaching and athletic administration from Concordia University in 2010. He and his wife Michelle are expecting their first child this fall.

Steve Johnson is the Associate Athletic Director for Media Relations and Collegiate Licensing at Dixie State University. For more DSU Athletics news, please visit and follow Dixie State on Twitter at @DixieAthletics.