Unfortunately due to work commitments, club coach Matthew Lawman has made the tough decision to step aside as Club Coach for the time being. Matt is currently working on a significant work project that requires long night shifts and weekend work and is expected to continue through to December.
As such, he cannot physically be around the club as much as his coaching role requires for the preseason and into December.
In true character with Matty's commitment to the club and the players, he has made the tough, and selfless decision to advise the club that he just can't fill the role in at this point. Dean Malthouse will take on the role as Head Coach of the Club on an interim basis until Matty's work commitments can be reassessed later in the year.
Dean brings a wealth of experience to the role. He played Claxton Shield baseball representing Victoria as a 15 year old and played College Baseball in the US from 2006 - 2010 (for Texarkana (NJCAA 2006-2008) and Southern Arkansas (NCAA Div 2 2008-2010). In his role as Assistant Coach last season Dean worked alongside Matty in what was a significant season of development and progress for the club.
Dean won the RAMS MVP last season and is widely recognised as one of the best defensive catchers in Victorian baseball. Dean is also a 3rd generation RAM who has played at our club since he was 6 years old.
The Newport Baseball Club is very excited about what season 2016/17 has in store as they look to build on the great work that Matt Lawman, Dean Malthouse and Dean Anglin have achieved so far.
Although he has been forced to step aside for a short time, Matty will still be a strong part of the RAMS coaching structure and Division 1 campaign for the coming season.
The Club thanks Matty for his commitment to NBC and what he has achieved, we look forward to his return in the near future.