Matt Husted completed his fifth season as a member of Rich Maloney's baseball staff at Michigan during the 2012 campaign.
Husted has spent 17 seasons as an assistant coach at the collegiate level and will continue his work with the catchers, outfield defense and assist with recruiting for the Wolverines. During his first season at Michigan, Husted helped oversee a catching group that threw out 33-percent of potential base stealers. Centerfielder Kevin Cislo led an outfield group guided by Husted by earning All-Big Ten second-team honors with a 1.000 fielding percentage and 21 assists.
Prior to joining the U-M staff, Husted spent four seasons at the University of Toledo as working mostly with the pitchers and as a recruiting coordinator. Husted also served as an assistant for Maloney at Ball State from 1999-2002.
While at Ball State, Husted helped Maloney to two Mid-American Conference titles and three division championships. He helped lead Toledo to the MAC playoffs in 2007, marking the first playoff appearance for the Rockets since 1999.
While serving as an assistant coach, Husted has worked with 31 players who have advanced to the professional ranks including Bryan Bullington, Luke Haggerty and Brad Snyder at Ball State, and Sean Dobson and Joe Welsh at Toledo.
A native of Pickerington, Ohio, Husted played three seasons as a catcher at Miami University (1993-95) and graduated cum laude with his bachelor's degree in mass communications and a minor in geology in 1995. Husted toured South Africa and Zimbabwe as a player in 1994 with Athletes in Action and returned to tour South Africa in 1998 as a head coach.
Through his association with Athletes in Action Husted has also worked clinics and coached games in Slovakia, the Czech Republic, France and Canada.
Following his playing career, Husted became an assistant coach at Grace College (1996-98), Ball State (1999-2002) and Eastern Illinois (2003) before heading to Toledo in 2004.
Husted, 37, and his wife Jessica have a son, Noah and a daughter, Moriah.