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Entering the 2012-13 school year, Matt Rademacher begins his first season with the Western Michigan baseball coaching staff as an assistant coach & assistant recruiting coordinator. He will work with the Bronco catchers and hitters, while helping direct the program's recruiting efforts.

A Bay City, Mich., native, Rademacher comes to Western Michigan from Montevallo, a Division II program in Alabama. As an assistant in 2012, Rademacher helped guide the Falcons to their first Peach Belt Conference Tournament appearance. Rademacher also served as a volunteer assistant at Air Force for one season in 2010 before handling the same duties at Southern Conference champion Georgia Southern for the 2011 campaign.

While at Air Force, Rademacher mentored catcher Garrett Custons, a three-time freshman All-American, to Louisville Slugger, Ping!Baseball and Pro-Line Athletic NCBWA Freshman All-America honors. Custons finished the year with a .483% caught-stealing. At Georgia Southern, Rademacher was fortunate to coach Southern Conference Player of the Year and All-American Victor Roache and Kansas City Royals' draftee Shawn Payne.

Rademacher also spent a summer coaching in the Northwoods Collegiate League for the Madison Mallards. As the pitching coach, Rademacher tutored the pitching staff to the second-best ERA in the league (3.56) while also leading the league in strikeouts and owning the league’s lowest opponent batting average of .237.

He has coached 14 players who have moved onto the professional ranks in his short coaching career at the collegiate level.

Rademacher played one season of professional baseball, suiting up with the Traverse City Beach Bums of the Frontier Independent League. He helped anchor a pitching staff that was second in the league in ERA.

Collegiately, Rademacher earned First Team All-Big South and Second Team All-Region honors as a catcher his senior season with Coastal Carolina University. As a captain for the Chanticleers, CCU hosted their first NCAA regional in school history. Prior to Coastal Carolina, Rademacher was at the University of Michigan for three years.

An all-around student-athlete, Rademacher also excelled in the classroom, earning All-Big South Academic honors in both 2006 and 2007.

Rademacher's father, Gene, lettered three seasons at Western Michigan in football 1968-70.

Rademacher earned a bachleor of arts in English from Coastal Carolina in 2007.

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