ANN ARBOR, Mich. – University of Michigan head coach Rich Maloney announced today (Thursday, Aug. 11) that assistant baseball coach Matt White is leaving the Wolverine baseball program to pursue a position with the Boras Corporation. White spent one season as the Wolverines pitching coach after spending three seasons as the volunteer coach at Georgia Tech.
“We appreciate the year that Matt and his family gave to Michigan baseball,” said Maloney. “Matt has always been passionate about the mental side of the game and this new opportunity will afford him with the chance to work with professional athletes. We wish Matt great success in his future endeavors.”
White was a client for the Boras’ during his professional playing days. He signed a National Letter of Intent with Georgia Tech but opted to go pro after being selected seventh overall by the San Francisco Giants in the 1996 Major League Baseball Draft. He eventually signed with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, playing 122 games over the next seven seasons. White was the top-ranked prospect in the Devil Rays’ system from 1997-99, according to
Baseball America and earned a spot in the MLB Futures All-Star Game at Fenway Park in 1999.
In White’s one season with the Maize and Blue, he worked with
Brandon Sinnery (Worcester, Mass./Worcester Academy), who was named to the All-Big Ten Third Team, and Tyler Mills, who was picked in the ninth round of the 2011 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals.
Maloney will begin a search for White’s replacement immediately