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  Jill Matyuch

Jill Matyuch

Player Profile

Position:
Head Coach

Alma Mater:
Cal State Fullerton '90

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Head Coach Jill Matyuch is in her third year at the helm of the Ohio softball program. Since her arrival in 2005, Matyuch has guided the Bobcats to the MAC Tournament two years in a row and has helped the Bobcats steadily improve their conference record each year. The Bobcats average 27 wins a year under Matyuch, which is the most wins for a Ohio softball team since 2002.

Under Matyuch, six players have been selected to All-MAC teams and last year senior outfielder Debbie Szalejko was named Ohio's Female Student-Athlete of the Year. Ohio also ended the `07 season leading the MAC with a .283 batting average while nabbing eight MAC Player of the Week awards.

Before joining the Bobcats, Matyuch spent five years at the University of Texas as an assistant coach. She aided the Longhorns in winning three Big 12 Tournament championships and two Big 12 regular-season championships. She also helped lead Texas to three NCAA Tournament appearances and two College World Series appearances.

Matyuch served as the defensive coach and tutored the Longhorns to the second-best fielding percentage in Division I action in 2005. Matyuch was also responsible for the short game and base running. Her efforts made her a member of the 2003 Speedline/NFCA National Coaching Staff of the Year.

Prior to Texas, Matyuch was the head softball coach at El Dorado High School in Placentia, Calif. from 1998-2000, earning Empire League Coach-of-the-Year honors in 1999. She was an assistant coach for the Carolina Diamonds during the inaugural season of the Women's Professional Softball League during the summer of 1997. She began her coaching career as the head softball coach at Charter Oak High School in Covina, Calif. from 1993-97, earning multiple Miramonte League championships. Matyuch was named the State High School Coach of the Year by Student Sports Magazine and the CIF-Southern Section Division II Coach of the Year in 1993.

Matyuch was a five-time participant at the U.S. Olympic Festival. She competed twice in softball and three times in team handball, earning three medals.

Matyuch played both softball and basketball at Cal State Fullerton. She was twice named the Big West Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year and was a CoSIDA Academic All-American. On the field, she earned both NCAA All-West Region and first-team All-Big West Conference honors twice.

Matyuch earned her undergraduate degree in communications/public relations and her master's in the same subject at Cal State Fullerton. She also served as an assistant basketball coach for the Titans.