Matthew Boggs
5-10, 160
Dalton, Ga.
(Dalton HS)

Moved to third base for final season at Tech after previously splitting his time between second base and the outfield....Was hit by a pitch 55 times in his career, a Tech record....An ACC Honor Roll student four straight years, and a three-time Verizon District III Academic All-America....Voted as a team co-captain for the second consecutive season.

2006-2010: Assistant coach at Duke.

2004-2005: Assistant coach at Tulane....hired as an assistant at Duke in July, 2005.

2003: Served as graduate assistant coach at Georgia Southern....signed to play professional baseball with Florence Freedom of the Frontier League seeing action in 21 games (14 games at 2B, 5 in OF)....named assistant coach at Tulane University 8/1.

2002: Once again named Verizon District III Academic All-America while adding national second-team Academic All-America honors....went 4-for-4 with two doubles and a career-high five RBI 5/6 vs. Clemson....was 5-for-7 with two more doubles and three RBI in following game at Mercer 5/8....overall, hit safely in eight consective at-bats during that two-game stretch....belted first collegiate home run after 712 career at-bats 5/12 vs. Miami.

2001: Opened season as everyday left fielder before returning to infield shortly after injury to Mark Teixeira....hit safely in 17 of first 18 games, including career-best 12 game streak from Feb. 23 to March 17....established new career mark for being hit by pitches....had 10-game hitting streak snapped in opening game of NCAA Athens Regional....named to the Verizon Academic All-District III team as well as the Dean's List for spring semester.......also named to ACC Academic Honor Roll for 2000-2001....played briefly for Yarmouth-Dennis of Cape Cod League following conclusion of summer semester classes.

2000: Missed season after Oct. 1999 surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right elbow....Named to Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll for 1999-2000.

1999: Began the season as Tech's starter at second base before moving to the outfield in late April....Had started the first 76 games of his career at second base before a three-error game on Apr. 17 against Wake Forest led to his move to the outfield....Started the final 18 games of the season in center field (20-for-62) and made excellent improvement defensively....Batted in the leadoff position in all but two games, led the team in walks (42) and was second in on-base percentage (.468)....Hit .243 with 16 runs scored, six RBI and 5-for-5 on steals in ACC regular-season games....Established a Tech season record, getting hit by pitches 17 times....Team leader in stolen bases with 14 in 17 attempts....Had 21 multi-hit games and 17 games in which he scored more than once, including games on Mar. 3 against Charleston Southern and Mar. 21 against Kent in which he had three hits and scored three runs....Added a three-run double against Rutgers on March 7....Stole two bases while going 2-for-4 against N.C. State on Mar. 13....Made the second-team GTE Academic all-District III team, voted on by CoSIDA....ACC Tournament: Tech's leading hitter at .538 (7-for-13) with one double, two walks and three runs scored....Played summer ball for Wareham in the Cape Cod League....named to the Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll.

1998: Finished the year by making the all-tournament team at the NCAA Midwest Regional, reaching base 18 of 24 times up and batting .611....Legged out an infield single with two outs in the ninth against Oklahoma State, setting up Jay Hood's game-winning two-run homer that sent the Jackets to the championship game....Was hit four times by pitches in the tournament, and tied the Tech record for a season (14)....Used primarily in the leadoff spot (30 games), he led the team with a .497 on-base percentage (33 walks) and ranked third in the ACC....Voted team's Rookie of the Year....Collected two hits during the Jackets six-run ninth inning rally at Mercer on Apr. 22....Had an outstanding series against Clemson in which he reached base eight times with three hits, five walks and one hit by pitch for a .571 on-base percentage....Walked four times in the ACC Tournament....Had a three-run double in the bottom of the ninth against North Carolina on March 13, but was thrown out trying to make third base for the game's final out in an 11-10 loss....Fielded .957, tops among Tech's infielders, with just eight errors in 51 games....named to the Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll.

High School: Lettered four times at Dalton High School for head coach Manny Pontonio....Set school record with a .587 batting average during his senior year....Hit five home runs, stole 20 bases, scored 43 runs, and had 45 RBI in 1997....Named the 1997 Tri-State Player of the Year by the Chattanooga Times....One of the Chattanooga Free Press's Superteam Seniors....An Honorable Mention All-American by USA Today....Selected to the All-State baseball team....All-area selection and an all-North Georgia selection as a cornerback in football during his senior year....Both his football and baseball teams won region championships in the 1996-1997 school year....Member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Matthew Jordan Boggs....Born Oct. 15, 1978 in Dalton, Ga....Son of Tommy and Jane Boggs....A Deanís List student who holds a bachelorís degree in Textile and Fiber Engineering from Tech and pursued his Masterís Degree in the same field.

Year    G-GS    AB   R   H  Avg.  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB  SO  HBP  SB-A
1998    51-38  126  34  39  .310   5   1   0   16   33  18   14   8-9  
1999    57-56  206  56  65  .316   5   0   0   16   42  33   17  14-17
2000                           Redshirt - Injured
2001    56-56  206  56  71  .345  10   1   0   35   36  25   12   7-7
2002    63-63  234  52  85  .363  12   2   1   43   24  22   12  12-18
Career 227-213 772 198 260  .337  32   4   1  110  135  98   55  41-51 

Professional Career
Year  Team       AVG   G  AB   R   H  2B 3B HR RBI  HP BB SO  SB CS  OBP  E
2003  Florence  .200  21  60   9  12   2  0  0   3   0  7  8   0  0 .284  9