Matt Miles enters his seventh 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.
After failing to make it into the postseason the past two years, Miles led the 2013 Oregon Tech baseball team to a berth into the NAIA West Tournament as a fifth-seed. Tech would come up short in a bid to the NAIA College World Series, falling 4-3 to eventual champion, Concordia University, in game 1, while a 3-0 loss in game 2 to Corban eliminated the Owls. Tech wound up 20-36 overall and ended NAIA West play with an 11-17 record last season.
Miles' 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 2014 season with 137 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 25 years and are proud parents of Braxton (21), Maddy (18), and Bryce (15).