|Phone:||(641) 856-2143 x2212|
|Bachelor's Degree:||University of Wisconsin-Parkside|
|Master's Degree:||East Central University|
Matthew Torrez took over as head baseball coach at Indian Hills in June 2018 after six very successful seasons at Trinidad State Junior College in Colorado. His final Trinidad State team went 47-12, was 30-6 in the Empire Conference, and won its 5th consecutive Region IX postseason tournament championship. Following the season, Torrez was named the Region IX Coach of the Year for the 5th year in a row.
Trinidad State was 222-126 in six seasons with Torrez at the helm -- a winning percentage of .638 -- and won two conference titles in addition to the five region championships. Twice they won over 40 games and improved from finishing two games above .500 his first season to 35 games over .500 last season.
His Trinidad State teams turned in solid performances in the classroom as well as on the field. They had an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher every year he was the head coach at the Colorado school. Torrez is committed to helping his players understand the importance of the partnership that academics and athletics can play in their lives.
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 of science degree in sports management.
A native of Brush, Colorado, Torrez played college baseball at Colby (Kansas) and Metro State (Colorado). He earned a masters of education degree in sports administration from East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma. He and his wife, Patti, have two children, Austin and Krista.
Torrez inherits an Indian Hills team that posted a 36-22 record in 2018.