Matt Bragga

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Matthew A. Bragga

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 1", Weight 190 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Matt Bragga has been a minor league infielder and college coach.

Bragga hit .329/?/.533 as a college junior at the University of Kentucky. [1] In 1994, he improved to .361 and slugged .557. [2] He hit .337/.404/.449 for the 1994 Butte Copper Kings with 47 runs and 48 RBI in 63 games; he played the corner infield, catcher and outfield but mostly DH'ed. In a hitter's league, he was still 8th in average (between Julio Mosquera and Terry Wright). [3] That earned him a contract with the Cincinnati Reds. He fell to .248/.328/.329 with the 1995 Charleston AlleyCats as a 1B/OF/DH.

From 1997-2000, he was head coach of Bevill State Community College. The team was 175-350 before he arrived and he went 148-86 there. [4] He was assistant coach at Birmingham Southern College from 2001-2003. He was head coach of Tennessee Technological University from 2004-2018, winning Ohio Valley Conference Coach of the Year four times and winning 446 games, second in school history. [5]

Rice University hired him as head coach for 2019.


  1. 1994 Baseball Almanac, pg. 342
  2. 1995 Baseball Almanac, pg. 346
  3. 1995 Baseball Almanac, pg. 282
  4. Rice bio
  5. ibid.

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