University of Alabama head coach Brad Bohannon officially announced the hiring of Matt Reida on Tuesday. Reida, who spent last season at Xavier, joins the Crimson Tide staff as a volunteer assistant coach.
Reida spent last year at Xavier as an assistant coach for the Musketeers while also holding the title of recruiting coordinator. The Musketeers set the school record for home runs with 68, a total that led the Big East and was 21 homers better than second-place St. John’s.
Reida completed two seasons at Indiana University from 2016-17 after being the director of player development and recruiting for CageRat Baseball in Colorado Springs, Colo.
A former collegiate player at Kentucky, Reida was a member of the Wildcat baseball team from 2011-14, where he was coached by Bohannon. The former infielder made 199 career starts at shortstop for UK, tying him for fifth all-time in program history. He ended his career in Lexington with 214 games of action, placing him fourth all-time at UK. A standout in the classroom, Reida was selected to the SEC Academic Honor Roll on three different occasions from 2012-14.