Centerville -- Matthew Torrez, the head coach at Trinidad State Junior College in Colorado for the past six years, has been tapped to be the new head baseball coach at Indian Hills.
Trinidad State finished 47-12 this spring and was 222-126 in six seasons with Torrez at the helm. His squad had a 30-6 record in the Empire Conference this year and won its 5th consecutive Region IX Tournament championship. Torrez was named the Region IX Coach of the Year each of the past five years.
The new IHCC coach has 17 years' experience as a college coach. He arrived at Trinidad State after spending five years as the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at New Mexico Junior College. His previous college coaching stops include Barton County (Kansas), Clarendon (Texas), Darton College (Georgia) and the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, where he obtained his bachelor's degree.
The Trinidad State teams under Torrez had an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher every year he was the head coach at the Colorado school.
A native of Brush, Colorado, Torrez played college baseball at Colby (Kansas) and Metro State (Colorado). He earned a masters of education degree from East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma. He and his wife, Patti, have two children, Austin and Krista.
Torrez will take over an Indian Hills team that posted a 36-22 record in 2018.