Matt Colbert entered his second season as the assistant baseball coach at Elmira College during the 2017-18 academic year. He entered the graduate assistant program at EC, after spending the past year as a graduate assistant on the baseball coaching staff of NCAA Division II institution Lake Erie College. While a member of the Storm’s staff, he was in charge of the team’s strength program and played an integral role in advance scouting of opponents as well as recruiting.
During the spring of 2015, Colbert served in a similar role with the Pomona-Pitzer baseball program, part of the Claremont Colleges system in Claremont, CA. Working primarily with the pitching staff; he helped the team significantly lower its earned-run average, which resulted in a 12-win improvement over the previous season. He also worked diligently in developing strength training programs and played a role in the program’s recruiting efforts.
Colbert also has significant experience with summer travel teams. During the summers of 2012, 2013 and 2014 he served as a head coach of the Upstate Chill 18U baseball program, a high school aged travel and showcase team. During the summer of 2015, he served as the head coach of the Syracuse Jr. Chiefs of the New York Collegiate Baseball League. Managing a team comprised of college players from 15 different institutions throughout the country, he helped lead the Chiefs to the Eastern Division Championship Series.