Matt Heath

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Biographical Information[edit]

Matt Heath was a minor-league player and has been a college coach.

After two seasons at the University of Florida and two seasons at Louisiana State University, Heath played in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization for two seasons. He hit .169/.277/.211 in 25 games for the 2002 Missoula Osprey, striking out in 30 of 71 at-bats. Primarily a backup left fielder, he played error-free ball. He split 2003 between the Yakima Bears (2 for 7, 2B, 2 BB, 3 R) and Lancaster JetHawks (.163/.250/.302 in 43 AB, his lone pro homer).

Heath later scouted for the Houston Astros covering the North Florida area. He was assistant coach at Tallahassee Community College (2007-2008) and Auburn University (2009). He was then pitching coach at College of Charleston from 2011 to 2015. In June 2015, he was promoted to head baseball coach. He went 59-57-1 and was fired amid allegations of abusive behavior towards players. He filed a lawsuit for wrongful termination, saying he was not given an opportunity to respond to the allegations. The suit was settled for $350,000 in June 2019 [1]. Heath became an assistant coach at University of Tennessee at Martin in 2019.

CoC bio, Post and Courier article on Heath's firing, Post and Courier article on Heath's lawsuit