In his first year with the Ducks, assistant volunteer coach Matt Lisle joins one of the nation’s top coaching staffs and will work with the team's hitters and catchers.
Lisle has been an assistant and head baseball coach at both the college and high school levels for the last 12 seasons, and an associate scout for the Detroit Tigers since 2011. He has also coached 22 players that have been selected in the Major League Draft.
Over the last 14 seasons, he has also worked for the Oakland Athletics
(DiamondVision) and spent a year with the Baltimore Orioles (Bowie Bay
Sox-Double A) as an official scorer.
Prior to joining the Oregon program, he spent the last two
seasons as the baseball head coach at College Park High School (Pleasant Hill,
Calif.), and guided the team to a 38-14 record and two of its winningest seasons in
In 2012, he led the Falcons to their first
league title in 18 seasons, thanks to their 11-1 record in the Diablo Valley Athletic League. The Falcons advanced to the North Coast
Section semifinals before losing to top-ranked Campolindo High School
(Moraga, Calif.), and finished the season ranked ninth in the state (DII).
In his prior stint, he served as the baseball head coach at Gallaudet University in
Washington, DC in 2008. In his first victory as a college head coach, the school
set a school record for most runs in a game (30) vs. Christendom
In 2007, Lisle was honored as the BSAL Coach of the Year as the head coach for Saint Mary’s High School (Berkeley, Calif.). That squad posted the best record (23-1) and highest state ranking (second) in the school's 100+ year history, and finished the year ranked seventh.
He spent a year as a baseball associate head coach at Patten University in 2006 after a four-year run from 2002-05 as the baseball head coach at Berean Christian High School (Walnut Creek, Calif.). At the latter school, he compiled an overall record of 58-28, led the team to its first-ever #1 state ranking in 2005 (Division V) and a school-record 18 consecutive wins.
Coach Lisle has also coached club baseball for over 10 years. Coaching with two of the best programs in the country (Oakland Oaks and NorCal Baseball), he has won AAU National Championships and Connie Mack State Championships.
Before his coaching career, he was an All-Bay Counties League selection in both baseball and football and lettered in four sports (baseball, football, basketball, track) at Berean Christian High School in Walnut Creek, Calif.
The Concord, Calif., native earned his bachelor of arts degree in Organizational Management from Patten University (Oakland, Calif.) in 2006. He is married to the former Jessica MacDonald, and has three children Alicia (9/9/96), Chappie (3/21/04) and Chase (11/7/11).
2007 BSAL Coach of the Year
Helped Coach/Develop 22 players drafted in the MLB draft in the last 5 years
Helped Coach/Develop over 100 players playing at the College Level
In 2012, led College Park HS to its best record in last 23 years
In 2010, led Ygnacio Valley HS to its best record in last 19 years
In 2007, led St. Mary’s HS to its best record in the schools 100+ year history (23-2)
In 2005, led Berean Christian to its first ever # 1 State Ranking (Division V)
In 2005, led Berean Christian to its longest ever win streak (18 straight)
Helped lead Oakland Oaks to be the 2005 AAU National Classic Champions and 2005 Connie Mack California State Champions