Matt Jones to Join New Bruin Baseball Staff as Volunteer Coach

Aug. 11, 2004

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Former UC Irvine coach Matt Jones has been hired as the fourth and final member of the new UCLA baseball coaching staff, the university announced Wednesday. Jones, who will take over as the Bruins' volunteer coach will begin immediately, according to Head Coach John Savage. The hiring marks the second time in just under a year that Savage has called upon Jones' services. In August of 2003, Savage hired Jones as a volunteer at UCI where the two helped lead the Anteaters to a 34-23-1 record and the first NCAA Regional in school history. "Matt Jones had a lot to do with our first ever regional appearance last year, so we're very excited to have him join our staff here at UCLA," Savage said. "UCLA is a wonderful university and I'm very happy to join the baseball staff here" Jones said. "I'm very much looking forward to helping this program continue its winning tradition." Since Savage's appointment at UCLA over a month ago, he has also brought onboard Pat Shine, who also assisted him at Irvine, and Brian Green, a former assistant at Hawaii. Jones began his coaching career at Cal, where he aided as an undergraduate assistant from 1997 to 1999. He then helped two collegiate summer teams, the St. Cloud River Bats and the Brewster Whitecaps, to league titles in 1999 and 2000, respectively. In 2001 and 2002, Jones managed the Alexandria Beetles of the Northwoods League and eventually led the team to a then-franchise record 29 wins. During the collegiate season, Jones served as an associate head coach at Los Medanos College in Pittsburgh, Calif., from 1999-2002. He assumed head coaching duties prior to the 2003 season and then went on to guide the team to its first winning season and first state playoff berth in six years. Jones, 28, currently resides in Los Alamitos.


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