Coopin State Head Baseball Coach Sherman Reed Announces Two Additions to Coaching Staff





Coppin State Sports Information


BALTIMORE, Md. – Coppin State baseball head coach Sherman Reed announced on Friday, September 9, the addition of two assistant coaches to his staff; Matthew Greely and LynDon Watkins.

Greely will serve as the pitching coach while Watkins will oversee the hitters and outfielders, while serving as the first base coach.

“Coach Greely is developing into one of the top young pitching minds in college baseball. His ability to teach, motivate, and lead young men will be a great asset to our young pitching staff. We are fortunate to have someone of his caliber join our baseball program,” Reed said.

Greely comes to Coppin State after a successful 2016 season of leading the pitching staff at Arizona Western College. During his time at Arizona Western, the pitching staff commanded the baseball to a tune of 245 strikeouts and 105 walks in year one. Prior to AWC, Greely was in charge of pitching at Everett Community College. The EVCC Trojans finished the 2014 campaign with a 2.18 ERA and an opponent batting average of .222 in conference play.

Greely was a pitcher for four years in college. He played and received his AA from Walla Walla CC (WA) from 2005-06. Matt then attended University of the Cumberland (KY) where he played one season before transferring closer to home while completing his Bachelor’s degree in Sports and Fitness.

Coach Greely has a passion for working with young people. He has taught high school PE and Health, worked in drop-out prevention, and works several clinics and camps throughout each season. His mom (Marla), dad (John), and brother (Sam) still live in Juneau, Alaska.

“Coach Watkins has been very influential to the success of many local young baseball players in the state of Maryland. He’s always been a close follower of Coppin State baseball and will bring a ton of great baseball expertise to our program,” Reed stated.

Coach Watkins comes to Coppin State with a vast amount of knowledge and experience, having spent nine years coaching at nationally ranked St. Johns College High School in Washington DC, which has produced 13 drafted players and two free agent signees in the last ten years.

After nine years of success as an assistant and head coach at St. John’s College High School, Watkins was named the head coach of St. Vincent Pallotti High School in Laurel, Maryland. In his first season, he took the Panthers to the playoffs for the first time in four years. Under his tenure the program produced two All-Conference selections as well as a Maryland Private School All-Tournament selection.

Watkins other baseball experience includes consulting, serving as a clinician for several baseball organizations and he is the President of the Diamond Dynasty Baseball Organization.

A native of Chicago, Illinois, Coach Watkins played high school baseball at Paul Robeson and collegiately at the University of Tennessee at Martin. Watkins earned a BS degree from Chicago State University in Chemistry and a CPM from George Washington University in Public Management.

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