Matt Koch
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Matt  Koch

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 210

Position:
Undergraduate Assistant Coach

B/T:
R/R


07/16/2013

Following the Lions - Former Lions in Professional Baseball

Eleven former LMU baseball players have been active in professional baseball this season.

04/06/2011

LMU Baseball vs. UC Irvine - March 19, 2011

LMU Baseball vs. UC Irvine - March 19, 2011 Photos by Scott Cunningham

03/21/2011

LMU Baseball vs. San Diego State - March 15, 2011

LMU Baseball vs. San Diego State - March 15, 2011

03/07/2011

LMU Baseball vs. Nevada - 2-26-11

LMU Baseball vs. Nevada - 2-26-11

09/15/2010

LMU Baseball vs. Pepperdine - May 16, 2010

LMU Baseball vs. Pepperdine - May 16, 2010

09/15/2010

LMU Baseball vs. Saint Mary's - May 2, 2010

LMU Baseball vs. Saint Mary's - May 2, 2010

Matt Koch, who finished his playing career with the Lions in 2011, is in his first season as a coach on staff in 2017, serving as an Undergraduate Assistant.

Koch, a 12th round pick of the Minnesota Twins in 2011, recently completed a Minor League career that spanned five seasons and two organizations. Koch appeared in 278 games in his Minor League career, reaching AA with the Twins in 2014. A 2013 Florida State League All-Star with Fort Myers, Koch batted .278 and belted seven homers that season.

Over four seasons with the Lions, Koch hit .284 while playing in 153 games and starting 132. The power-hitting backstop collected 42 doubles, two triples, 19 homers and 100 RBI for his career while slugging .481. While he hit 15 home runs and posted 48 RBI as a junior in 2010, he turned in his best all-around season as a senior, batting .313 with 30 runs scored, 22 doubles, four homers and 39 RBI en route to being named first team All-West Coast Conference.

Prior to attending LMU, Koch was a 2007 graduate of Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach, Calif. where he earned two varsity letters for coach Mike Neily. Koch, who earned All-State honors as a junior, was a two-time All-Area selection, two-time All-League selection and two-time All-CIF selection as a prep star with the Mustangs.

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