Matt Miles enters the 2017 season, his tenth year as head coach of the Oregon Tech baseball team, as the winningest baseball coach in the school’s 55 year history of participation in the sport. 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, home runs, RBI and stolen bases. His 2013 club added school records in doubles and tied the 2010 mark for base hits.
Overall, his teams have set 17 team records since 2008 during that same time his players’ have put their names on top of 17 different single season record categories. Eighteen of his players have been awarded All-Conference / West Region selections with an additional 11 being recognized as the Gold Glove selection at their position. Miles has had the privilege of coaching 44 Academic All-Conference student athletes including 11 NAIA National Academic Honorees. His 2016 team had the 8th best GPA (3.30) in the nation of the 184 colleges competing in baseball at the NAIA level.
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. As a three year starter on the football team, he earned 1st team All-Conference awards at both wide receiver and defensive back in football in both his junior and senior years. At the time, setting Klamath Union seasonal records for receptions and receiving touchdowns. Following his senior season he was selected to play in the North-South Oregon Shrine game where he was a starting cornerback on the South All-Stars.
As a 4 year letter winner in baseball, he was able to continue on to the post-season in all of them including two South Oregon Conference championships. As a senior he set a Klamath Union High School record for stolen bases with 25 and earned 1st team All-State Accolades in 1988. He was a member of the 1987 Klamath Falls Falcon American legion state championship team.
Miles started his collegiate career as a starting outfielder for St. Mary’s College of California, a NCAA division 1 program. He later transferred to Oregon Tech where he was a two sport athlete, starting on the football team as a free safety and as a centerfielder on the Owls’ baseball team. He was selected as a 1st team All-Conference outfielder for the Owls in 1991.
Matt and his wife Beverley have been married 28 years and are proud parents of Braxton (23), Maddy (20), and Bryce (17).