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Matt Cornacchione has been the head coach of SAGU’s Baseball Program since fall of 2018. Coach Cornacchione served 9 seasons as head baseball coach at Nyack College, a NCAA DII baseball program just north of New York City.  During his tenure, the Warriors appeared in the conference tournament 5 times: 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, & 2018.

In 2012, Nyack College completed the 2nd biggest turnaround nationally in NCAA Division II, moving from a 3-35 team in 2011 to a 26 win team in one years’ time. The 2012 team would lead the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference in runs scored, total hits, on-base percentage, batting average, and team defense.  The Warriors also established themselves as one of the fastest teams in the nation, their 181 stolen bases ranking 2nd nationally in NCAA Division II.

Coach Cornacchione has received several honors throughout his career, twice receiving the honor of Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Coach of the Year (2012, 2014), NCCAA East Region Coach of the Year (2012), and has also received the institutional coaching award as Nyack College Coach of the Year twice (2014, 2016).  The Warriors have also been selected as the recipient of the CACC Sportsmanship award on three occasions under Coach Cornacchione (2011, 2013, 2014) an award voted on by the coaches within the CACC.

Before arriving at Nyack, Coach Cornacchione spent two years at Bloomfield College, in Bloomfield, NJ, where he served as Assistant Head Baseball Coach and Sports Information Director within the athletic department.

Coach Cornacchione entered the coaching ranks at his alma mater, spending two years as an assistant coach at Geneva College.  During his time there, he helped lead the Golden Tornadoes to a 2007 AMC North Division regular season title, Geneva's only AMC title in school history.

As a 3-year starter at Geneva College, he made starts for the Golden Tornadoes at 6 different positions including catcher, pitcher, third base, outfield, and designated hitter. In 2004 he was named a team captain and also received AMC All-Conference Honorable Mention, helping the Tornadoes to their first American Mideast Conference playoff appearance in school history, and a 4th place finish at the NCCAA World Series.

Coach Cornacchione holds a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Geneva College (PA) and a Master's degree in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Sports Administration from Montclair State University (NJ). 

Matt and his wife Makayla were married in 2011 and their family resides in Waxahachie.

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