Michigan Baseball Camp Staff


Rich Maloney - Head Baseball Coach

Rich MaloneyRich Maloney, the 2007 and 2008 Big Ten and ABCA Mideast Regional Coach of the Year, completed his ninth season as head coach at the University of Michigan in 2011.

He was named U-M's 18th head baseball coach on May 31, 2002, and has led the Wolverines to three Big Ten titles, two Big Ten Tournament titles and the 2007 NCAA Regional title. He is 319-210 in nine seasons at U-M and has a career record of 575-354-1 in 15 seasons. At the end of the 2010 season, he ranked 28th on the list of top 50 active NCAA Division I coaches.

Maloney has led the Wolverines to the Big Ten Tournament in seven of his nine seasons as head coach, including a streak of six straight from 2003-08, the most consecutive baseball playoff appearances since the tournament began. His teams also made four consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances (2005, '06, '07, '08) for the first time since U-M played in seven straight from 1983-89. In his 16 years as a collegiate head coach, Maloney has had 46 different players drafted a total of 51 times; the 2005 Big Ten Pitcher of the Year, Jim Brauer was drafted three times and four other players were drafted twice. Maloney has had at least one pitcher drafted in all 16 years as a head coach adding Tyler Mills to the list after the 2011 season.

A native of Roseville, Mich. (Roseville HS '82), Maloney was the head coach at Ball State from 1996-2002 where he won the 1999 and 2001 MAC championships, and was twice named MAC Baseball Coach of the Year (1998, 2001). The Cardinals finished first in the MAC West four straight seasons (1998-2001).

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Matt Husted - Assistant Baseball Coach

Matt Husted

Matt Husted completed his fourth season as a member of Rich Maloney's baseball staff at Michigan during the 2011 campaign.  Husted has spent 16 seasons as an assistant coach at the collegiate level and will continue his work with the catchers, outfield defense and assist with recruiting for the Wolverines.

During his first season at Michigan, Husted helped oversee a catching group that threw out 33-percent of potential base stealers. Centerfielder Kevin Cislo led an outfield group guided by Husted by earning All-Big Ten second-team honors with a 1.000 fielding percentage and 21 assists.

Following his playing career, Husted became an assistant coach at Grace College (1996-98), Ball State (1999-2002) and Eastern Illinois (2003) before heading to Toledo in 2004.

A native of Pickerington, Ohio, Husted played three seasons as a catcher at Miami University (1993-95) and graduated cum laude with his bachelor's degree in mass communications and a minor in geology in 1995. Husted toured South Africa and Zimbabwe as a player in 1994 with Athletes in Action and returned to tour South Africa in 1998 as a head coach.  Through his association with Athletes in Action Husted has also worked clinics and coached games in Slovakia, the Czech Republic, France and Canada.

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Steve Merriman - Assistant Baseball Coach

Steve Merriman

Steve Merriman comes to Ann Arbor after spending the last two years in the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau. He helped all 30 MLB teams' area scouts with gathering information and evaluations for their clubs as well as attending and setting up regional and national showcases for high school players, writing reports on potential draft picks and doing in-home interviews with families of potential draft players.

Merriman spent six seasons as the pitching coach in the New York Mets and Arizona Diamondbacks organizations. With the Mets, Merriman was the instructional league pitching coach from 2004-06 and the rehab pitching coordinator in 2006. He also served as a Major League bullpen coach during Mets spring training games and was a pitching coach for the Brooklyn Cyclones of the New York-Penn League. With Arizona, Merriman served as the pitching coach of the Missoula Osprey of the Pioneer League and worked with the team's extended spring training camp. He also spent time as an associate scout for the Colorado Rockies (2002-04) and was a bullpen catcher and bullpen practice pitcher for the Detroit Tigers (1996-99).

Merriman graduated from Central Michigan University with a bachelor's of science in education in 1991. He earned a master's of education in sports administration from Wayne State University in 1997.

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Wayne R. Welton - Volunteer Assistant Baseball Coach

Wayne R. Welton

Wayne Welton is in his first year as the volunteer assistant coach for the Michigan baseball program. He will work with the Wolverine outfielders as well as helping out in the day-to-day activities of Michigan baseball.

Welton was the head baseball coach at Chelsea High School in Chelsea, Mich., for 32 years. He had a record of 767-357-11 and guided the Bulldogs to a 1991 Class B state title and 13 Southeastern Conference championships. Welton was named the 1991 MHSBCA Coach of the Year and is an eight-time Regional Coach of the Year. He was elected to the MHSBCA Hall of Fame in 2003 and reached the 700-win plateau in 2007.

Welton earned his Bachelor of Science degree in health and physical education from Central Michigan University in 1977 and has his Master of Physical Education degree from Eastern Michigan University, earning that in 1984.

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