|CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FRESNO|
|May 2004 • Vol 7 • No 9|
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Alum Matt Curtis back with 'Dogs
Former Bulldog baseball standout Matt Curtis has returned to his alma mater as an assistant coach. Curtis is in his second season as a full-time assistant after spending the previous three years as a volunteer assistant at Fresno State.
A four-year letter-winner (1993-96), Curtis started 155 career games at catcher. He ranks in the Top 10 in school history in games played (215), at-bats (761), hits (235), runs (144), doubles (52), walks (116) and RBI (127). His 52 career doubles place him third in Bulldog history. In 1995, he led the WAC with 22 doubles.
One of the most versatile players in Bulldog history, Curtis was a two-time WAC Scholar-Athlete and an All-WAC catcher in 1995. Following the conclusion of his collegiate career, Curtis was selected by the Anaheim Angels in the 28th round of the June 1996 draft.
In his first season of professional baseball, Curtis set a league single-season record for doubles and was named to Baseball America's Minor League All-Star team. He was also the recipient of the Ray Perry Award, given to Northern California's most outstanding minor league rookie.
Curtis played five seasons of minor league baseball, reaching the Double-A level in both the Anaheim Angels and the Cleveland Indians organizations.
The Visalia native earned an accounting degree from Fresno State in 1998 and a master's in business administration in 2001. His wife, Kim, received her master's degree from Fresno State in physical therapy.
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