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Matt Newgent
Athletic Director
Head Men's Baseball Coach 



Matt Newgent begins his ninth season as head coach for the Cougar baseball team. Under Newgent's guidance the Cougars have been ranked throughout his tenure, and as high as a #2 national ranking in 2008. Since Coach Newgent's arrival eight years ago, the program has again regained its prominence nationally.

Newgent and his staff spent the 2009 off-season continuing a renovation of the Cougar baseball facility, while continuing to recruit quality student-athletes to ensure continued success for the program. Newgent began his collegiate athletic career at Redlands Community College as a catcher under former coach Don Brown. During that season the Cougars went to the NJCAA World Series in Millington, Tennessee, where they finished fourth.

After leaving RCC, Newgent completed his collegiate playing experience at University of Indianapolis. His collegiate accolades include all tournament catcher honors at the NJCAA World Series, two-time member of the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) All-Conference Team and Academic All-Conference Team, NCAA North Central Region Team, and Most Valuable Player during his senior season at University of Indianapolis.

Prior to coaching at RCC, Newgent served as Assistant Baseball Coach at Olney Central Community College in Olney, Illinois, where they finished with a record of 40-20 and a trip to the Region 24 Tournament. He was also the Assistant Baseball Coach at University of Indianapolis for three seasons and helped guide the team to a third place finish in the NCAA Division II World Series in 2000, and a school best 51-15 record in 2001.

Newgent is a member of the American Baseball Coaches Association. He earned his Associate of Arts from Redlands Community College in 1997, his Bachelor of Arts in History in 1999, and his Master of Business Administration in 2002 from the University of Indianapolis.

Coach Newgent, a native of Piedmont, now resides in Yukon with his wife Christa and their son, Ian.