Mathew Troupe has joined Head Coach Mike Twardoski’s staff as pitching coach for the 2017 season.
Troupe helped Emory to a 27-14 and a berth to the NCAA Tournament in 2017, his first season with the team, and guided sophomore Billy Dimlow to one of the finest pitching seasons in program history, as he earned D3Baseball.com First Team All-America recognition and was named the Pitcher of the Year for both the D3Baseball.com South Region and the University Athletic Association.
He came to Emory after serving as the bench coach and baseball operations intern during the 2016 season for the Walla Walla Sweets, a member of the West Coast summer collegiate league. Before spending the summer with the Sweets, he served as a player-coach for the Cal State University Northridge baseball team in 2016, receiving the Lyman Bostock Team Award.
Prior to his stints with Cal State Northridge and the Sweets, Troupe was a four-year member of the University of Arizona baseball program, serving as a team captain for four years. Troupe finished his career with 15 saves, tied for third-most in program history. He emerged as the team’s closer midway through his freshman season, finishing the year with a 6-1 record and a team-high six saves. He posted a 3.47 ERA with 44 strikeouts in 24 appearances, spanning 36.1 innings. Troupe recorded the final four outs in Game Two of the National Championship Series against South Carolina, helping the Wildcats capture the 2012 National Title.
Troupe, a 2015 graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business and Economics with a minor in Business Administration, also spent two summers playing for the Orlando Firebirds of the Cape Cod Collegiate Summer League in 2013 and 2014. He received the Manny Robello Team Award and earned the 10th man award in 2014.
A native of Northridge, CA, Troupe is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management at Cal State Northridge.