ABOUT COACH DEGGS
Matt Deggs is the Head Baseball Coach for the Sam Houston State Bearkats in Huntsville, TX. Married to his high school sweetheart, Kathy, they have 3 amazing children: Kyler, Klaire, and Khloe. Deggs recently completed his third season, where the Bearkats posted a historic run to the NCAA Super Regionals, marking their second straight NCAA tournament appearance and posting back-to-back 40 win seasons for the first time in school history. During their run, the Bearkats won 18 straight conference games & finished the season ranked inside the Top 20 in all (5) Polls… both school & conference firsts.
Deggs, long since an underdog and overachiever in every way, has always considered it his mission to defy odds & set out and prove that nothing is impossible if you set your heart & mind to it. Faith + ACTION = All things are possible (Matthew 19:26) is what he lives by.
As evidenced by…
- 2017 Sam Houston State – Super Regional (First in School & Conference History)
- 2016 Sam Houston State – Conference Champions & Tournament Champions
- 2014 UL-Lafayette – Unanimous #1 Ranked Team in Every Poll & Led the Nation in Offense
- 2013 UL-Lafayette – Largest Turnaround in NCAA from 23-30 to 43-20 & Led the Nation in Offense
- 2009 Texas A&M – School’s First Ever #1 Ranking
- 2008 Texas A&M – 16 Straight Conference Wins (Big 12 Record)
- 2007 Texas A&M – Largest Turnaround in NCAA from 25-30 to 48-19
- 2004 Arkansas – Preseason Picked to Finish 10th in SEC… SEC Champions!
- 2001 Texarkana Junior College – School’s First Ever Trip to JUCO World Series
- As a player – 7.0 Runner with Average to Below Average Tools Across the Board… Signs and Plays 3 Seasons Professionally
“A little talent, with lots of heart & a whole lot of ‘want to’ & … you got this!!!”
More than the wins and losses, Deggs believes in building men through his transformational coaching style (John 15:13). His message in a post-game press conference after their season-ending loss to Florida State in the 2017 NCAA Super Regionals went viral reaching millions of people across the world. Despite losing 19-0, Deggs exemplified what he values more than the scoreboard, which is the character of his team and his relationship with Christ…
Watch a clip from this press conference below:
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