Coaching Staff

Matt Schmidt

Hitting Coach

Coaching Background

Coach Matt has started his coaching career off in 2015 with Mchenry County College in Crystal Lake, IL. There he worked with the hitters and outfielders until summer of 2018. In that time span the Scots went 135-38. After Mchenry he went on to take an Assistant Coach position at his Alma Mater Chicago State University for the 2019 season also working with defense and hitting. After that season concluded, he took a manager job with the Kitchener Panthers of the Intercounty Baseball League (IBL) in Ontario, Canada. Unfortunately, covid-19 had closed the border. Since 2020 Matt has been here with the Railcats as an assistant and now Hitting Coach for the upcoming 2021 season.

Playing Background

Coach Matt’s playing background includes two years at Mchenry County College where he earned All-Conference and All-Region Honors followed by 2 years at Chicago State University. There he earned First Team All-WAC honors in 2015. After college he played internationally in the Intercounty Baseball League (IBL) of Ontario, Canada. In 2016 and 2017 he played for the Guelph Royals. In 2018 he pursued a professional opportunity for the Garden City Wind of the Pecos League only to find himself back in the IBL to end the summer. His finally playing season started with the Welland Jackfish and a mid-season trade brought him back to the Guelph Royals to retire with the same team that initially signed him to the IBL.

About the Railcats

A day at Steel Yard is non-stop fun, and that's even without the baseball! The RailCats promise a wide array of laugh-out-loud between inning entertainment, great giveaways, jaw-dropping fireworks and a family-first, kid-friendly atmosphere! RailCats fans come in all ages, shapes, and sizes, and the RailCats promise every fan will have fun. 

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Steel Yard
One Stadium Plaza
Gary, IN 46402