Baseball Coaching Staff
Head Coach Matt Miles
Matt Miles enters his sixth year as head coach of the Oregon Tech baseball team. During his tenure, the Owls’ baseball program won its first ever Cascade Conference Championship (2009) and recorded the school’s highest finish in the Regional Playoffs with a second place finish in 2010. His 2009 team set school records with 33 total wins and 24 conference wins. Miles’ squads won back to back Southern Division titles in 2009 and 2010, those clubs set school marks in most offensive categories including base hits, runs scored, homeruns, and stolen bases. He begins the 2013 season with 117 career wins at Oregon Tech.
Miles was raised in Klamath Falls and attended Klamath Union high school where he played football and baseball. He was named MVP, Most Inspirational and team captain of both sports during his senior year and garnered 1st team All-State accolades as an outfielder in baseball. He earned 1st team All-Conference awards at both wide receiver and defensive back in football in both his junior and senior years. He played in both the North-South Oregon Shrine game and the 4A All-Star baseball game following his senior year. Miles holds the single season stolen base record at Klamath Union with 25 in 1988. Coach Miles and associate head coach, Joe Tacchini were both teammates on the 1987 American Legion State Championship team: the Klamath Falls Falcons.
Miles played Division I baseball at St. Mary’s College of California before transferring to Oregon Tech where he started on both the football and baseball teams. He was selected as a 1st team All-Conference outfielder for the Owls in 1991.
Matt and his wife Beverley have been married 24 years and are proud parents of Braxton (20), Maddy (17), and Bryce (14).
Joe enters his sixth season as Associate Head Coach of the Tech baseball program. Tacchini was a four year letter-winner in baseball at Klamath Union High School, gaining all-conference honors each of his four seasons (1987-1990), including all-state accolades in 1988 and 1989 and a member of the 1990 state championship baseball team. Tacchini also was an All-Golden Valley Conference selection at College of the Siskiyous in 1993 and an All-Heart of Texas Conference selection 1995 at Texas Lutheran University.
Tacchini assisted in several sport programs including the Klamath Falls American Legion, College of the Siskiyous, Klamath Union HS, and at Henley High School in football, baseball and basketball all from 1993-2002...Head coaching experience includes the Klamath Falls American Legion program from 2002-08, Henley HS football from 2002-2006 and baseball at Henley High School from 2003-08 and most recently the Klamath Falls Hawks in 2010. Tacchini led his Henley HS baseball team to four Skyline Conference championships, including the 3A state championship in 2004 and 2005...Tacchini was honored as Skyline Baseball Coach of the Year on four occasions and for football once, including the 2004 and 2005 Oregon Coaches Association Coach of the Year.
Tacchini continues to teach Social Studies at Henley High School...Joe and his wife, Aleasha, are the proud parents of Joey (12), John (11) and Jacoby (3)
Kevin Shafer begins his sixth season with the Owls and the Tech pitching staff. Prior to Oregon Tech, Shafer spent four years at his alma mater, Douglas High School and with the Roseburg Doc Stewart's American Legion program as an assistant and pitching coach. Shafer also spent four year's at Lane Community College in the same capacity from 1997-2001. From Lane, Shafer migrated to Western Oregon University as pitching and associate head coach from 2002-04, and at Elmira High School as an assistant in 2005 and 2006. From 2000-06, Shafer spent his summers as pitching coach with the Eugene Challenger American Legion team. In Klamath Falls, after his first season with Oregon Tech, he spent the 2008 summer with the Falcons as Pitching/Associate Head Coach and head coach in the Hawks program.
Shafer prepped at Douglas HS for three seasons and was played for the Doc Stewart's Legion program from 1990-92. In 1991 and 1992, he was selected to the all-conference team and all-state teams while picking up the 1992 Conference Player of the Year. Shafer helped lead his 1992 baseball team to the state championship. Shafer then attended College of Southern Idaho where his team won back-to-back NJCAA regional championships in 1993 and 1994, with the '93 team moving on to the JUCO World Series.
Shafer coached for the Lane team that won the 1999 NWAACC tournament, along with being crowned South Region Champions in 1997, 2000 and 2001. Coached with the GNAC Champions at Western Oregon from 2002 -2004 and was part of the American Legion State Runner-up squad in 1998, 1999 and 2002.
Kevin and his wife, Christina, are the proud parents of a baby daughter, Gabriella Mae (1). When Kevin is not at home with his family, he can be found spending his leisure mornings and afternoons at Peterson Elementary School as a student aid.
Phil Ouellette starts his sixth year as an assistant for the Owls. Prior to Oregon Tech, Ouellette was an assistant coach at North Medford High School in 2006 and assisted at Klamath Union High School in 2007.
As a player, Ouellette excelled in both football and baseball at North Medford High School where he helped lead his teams to state championship appearances in both sports. The 2001 graduate was a two time all conference and all state selection in baseball as an outfielder and gathered all conference and all state honors in football as a running back his senior year. Ouellette was also a state-metro all-star selection and was chosen as the offensive MVP of the annual Oregon vs. Washington all-star series his senior year. Ouellette was a three year starter for the Medford Mustangs American Legion program, where he still currently holds the record for career triples. As a college player, Ouellette helped lead the 2004 Lane Titans to a NWAACC championship, receiving all southern region honors in the process. He finished his playing days at Oregon Tech in 2007, where he led the Owls in runs, triples, and walks.