Matt Rodovick, a standout collegiate pitcher, returns to the Saint Michael's baseball staff for his third year in 2013.
The squad's pitching coach and one of its assistant coaches, Rodovick guided the Purple Knights to 11 victories as the interim head coach in 2012, helping the team upset nationally-ranked Franklin Pierce University, 5-3, on May 3 during the program's first year back in the Northeast-10 Conference since 1998.
Rodovick, who was the pitching coach for two springs at Drury High School in North Adams, Mass., played at the University of Massachusetts before transferring to Springfield College, graduating in 2006. The Stamford, Vt., native went 9-3 while pitching three seasons for the Pride. While in college, he played summer baseball for the North Adams SteepleCats of the prestigious New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL).
Rodovick starred at Drury, winning two Western Massachusetts championships, throwing two no-hitters and setting his school's record for best earned run average in a career. He was also named the Division II state most valuable player as a junior in 2000.
Rodovick resides in Burlington.