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Matt Rix
Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator

Matt Rix, who is in his fifth season as an assistant to Scott Carden at Albion College, was promoted to full time status in 2015. He oversees the Britons recruiting effort in addition to overseeing the Britons pitching staff.

Since Rix took over the pitching staff in 2014, six hurlers have placed their names in the school record book and Craig Conway was an all-Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association second team pick in 2014.

Rix enjoyed great success as head coach at Kalamazoo College, guiding the Hornets to the second-most wins in school history in 2011 and its best finish in the MIAA in more than a decade in 2012. He first served as an assistant coach at Kalamazoo in the 2005 and 2006 seasons and he helped lead the program to 20 wins, the most in school history. The team went from 3-32 before his arrival to 20-20 during his second year on staff, marking the second-best turnaround in NCAA Division III over that span. In addition to coaching several single-season record holders, Rix coached Kalamazoo's career leaders in hits, runs, doubles, runs batted in, stolen bases, walks, games played, shutouts and complete games.

Rix was a four-year letter winner on the mound for the Hornets. He was team captain in 2000. In 1998 he earned team most valuable player and team most improved player honors. He also was placed on the list of honorable mention players in the MIAA in 1998. Rix was on the Dean’s List and the MIAA Academic Honor Roll all four years.

Rix, who holds a degree in philosophy and history from Kalamazoo, earned a law degree from Michigan State University College of Law in May of 2004. He passed the Michigan Bar exam and currently works part time as a lawyer with Business Intelligence Associates.

Matt and his wife, Melissa, reside in Kalamazoo.