Oct. 5, 2005
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University Head Baseball Coach Donnie Marbut announced the addition of volunteer assistant coach Matt Dorey, completing the Cougar Baseball staff for the 2005-06 season.
Dorey came to WSU last month after spending the previous three years as assistant head coach at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, Ore.
"Matt is a great addition to our staff," Marbut said. "It is my second year at WSU and I couldn't be happier with the staff we have put together.
"I am very excited about what Coach Dorey brings," Marbut continued. "Having played with Matt in college, I have a great deal of familiarity with him and know what he adds to our program."
Dorey's coaching duties at WSU include handling first base coaching responsibilities, coaching outfielders and catchers in team and individual workouts, organizing all on-campus visits with potential recruits and running all individual camps on the WSU campus.
"This is a great situation for me," said Dorey, who reunites with Marbut after the two spent a season playing together at Portland State. "With Donnie, Travis (Jewett) and Gregg (Swenson), the program is on the way up and I appreciate the confidence Donnie has shown in giving me this opportunity."
Prior to WSU, Dorey spent three seasons at Mt. Hood Community College where he served as assistant head coach. During his stay the Saints earned a second-place finish in the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges (NWAACC) in 2005 after a third-place finish in 2004. There he served as the infield and base running coach, coordinated the hitting school and off-season conditioning programs and was the recruiting coordinator in charge of Washington, Idaho and Eastern Oregon.
In addition to his duties at Mt. Hood Community College, Dorey also spent his summers as the head coach for the Mt. Hood Cardinals Baseball Club, working with a competitive roster filled with local college players.
As a player Dorey played two years at Portland State, teaming with Marbut during the 1995 season. As a senior in 1996 he served as team captain, was named to the All-Pac-10 North team and earned team MVP honors. In that season he was statistically the second toughest player to strikeout in the country and did not strike out in 35 Pac-10 games.
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