|Phone:||(641) 856-2143 x2212|
|Bachelor's Degree:||University of Wisconsin-Parkside|
|Master's Degree:||East Central University|
In his first season as head coach at Indian Hills, Matthew Torrez led the Falcons to a 10-6 record in the tough Iowa Community College Athletic Conference and a 25-26 overall record. Indian Hills won 3-of-4 games in an early season trip to Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, staged one of the biggest comebacks in recent history by erasing a 10-1 deficit to beat DMACC, 14-13, and defeated league champ Iowa Western twice. The Falcons placed seven players on the all-region teams and did an outstanding job academically with 28 players earning academic all-region honors. The squad had a cumulative grade point average of 3.43 which qualified it as an all-academic team by the NJCAA with a GPA that tied for eighth-best in the nation among two-year baseball programs.
Torrez took over at Indian Hills in June 2018 after six very successful seasons at Trinidad State Junior College in Colorado. His final Trinidad State team went 47-12, was 30-6 in the Empire Conference, and won its 5th consecutive Region IX postseason tournament championship. Following the season, Torrez was named the Region IX Coach of the Year for the 5th year in a row.
Trinidad State was 222-126 in six seasons with Torrez at the helm -- a winning percentage of .638 -- and won two conference titles in addition to the five region championships. Twice they won over 40 games and improved from finishing two games above .500 his first season to 35 games over .500 his last season.
His Trinidad State teams turned in solid performances in the classroom as well as on the field. They had an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher every year he was the head coach at the Colorado school.
The IHCC head coach has 18 years experience as a college coach. He arrived at Trinidad State after spending five years as the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at New Mexico Junior College. His previous college coaching stops include Barton County (Kansas), Clarendon (Texas), Darton College (Georgia) and the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, where he obtained his bachelor's of science degree in sports management.
A native of Brush, Colorado, Torrez played college baseball at Colby (Kansas) CC and Metro State (Colorado). He earned a master's degree in sports administration from East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma. He and his wife, Patti, have two children, Austin and Krista.