|Born||July 20, 1972|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1996||Northport (AL) Tuscaloosa County (asst.)|
|1997–2000||Bevill State CC|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|As assistant coach:
As head coach:
Matthew A. Bragga (born July 20, 1972) is an American baseball coach and former Utility player, who is the current head baseball coach of the Rice Owls. He played college baseball at Kentucky for coach Keith Madison from 1991 to 1994. He then served as the head coach at Tennessee Tech (2004–2018).
Bragga was a 4-year letter winner for the Kentucky Wildcats baseball team from 1991 through 1994. He signed as a free agent with the Cincinnati Reds organization and played two years of minor league baseball for the Butte Copper Kings and the Charleston AlleyCats.
In 1996, Bragga began his coaching career as an assistant at Tuscaloosa County High School in Northport, Alabama. The following season, he accepted the head coaching position at Bevill State Community College. In 2001, Bragga accepted a position as an assistant coach at Birmingham–Southern College. The 2001, Birmingham–Southern finished 55–11 and won the NAIA World Series.
Head coaching record
|Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (Ohio Valley Conference) (2004–2018)|
|2008||Tennessee Tech||35–23–1||13–14||5th||Ohio Valley Tournament|
|2009||Tennessee Tech||31–24–1||10–11–1||5th||NCAA Regionals|
|2010||Tennessee Tech||31–25||14–6||1st||Ohio Valley Tournament|
|2011||Tennessee Tech||25–29||12–12||4th||Ohio Valley Tournament|
|2013||Tennessee Tech||40–17||24–6||1st||Ohio Valley Tournament|
|2014||Tennessee Tech||40–19||18–12||2nd||Ohio Valley Tournament|
|2015||Tennessee Tech||26–29||16–14||2nd||Ohio Valley Tournament|
|2016||Tennessee Tech||31–24||17–13||4th||Ohio Valley Tournament|
|2017||Tennessee Tech||41–21||23–7||4th||NCAA Regionals|
|2018||Tennessee Tech||52–10||27–3||1st||NCAA Super Regionals|
|Rice Owls (Conference USA) (2019–present)|
|2019||Rice||26–33||14–16||7th||Conference USA Tournament|
|2020||Rice||2–14||0–0||Season canceled due to COVID-19|
Postseason invitational champion
- "2018 Kentucky Baseball" (PDF). www.ukathletics.com. University of Kentucky. Retrieved June 15, 2018.
- "Copper Kings outlast Dodgers, 18–17". www.newspapers.com. The Montana Standard. August 17, 1994. Retrieved June 15, 2018.
- "Unknown". www.newspapers.com. The San Bernardino County Sun. Retrieved June 15, 2018. Cite uses generic title (help)
- "TTU Taps Bragga for Baseball Position". www.ovcsports.com. Ohio Valley Conference. November 17, 2003. Retrieved June 15, 2018.
- "Tennessee Tech coach Matt Bragga has deep connection to Butch Thompson". www.sports.usatoday.com. USA Today. June 2, 2017. Retrieved June 15, 2018.
- Andrew Carroll (May 25, 2001). "Bears bound for NJCAA tourney". www.tuscaloosanews.com. Tuscaloosa News. Retrieved June 15, 2018.
- Tomy Deas (June 14, 2011). "Central grads lead BSC to NAIA baseball title". www.tuscaloosanews.com. Tuscaloosa News. Retrieved June 15, 2018.
- "Matt Bragga Named 21st Baseball Coach". www.riceowls.com. CBS Interactive. June 15, 2018. Retrieved June 15, 2018.