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Rebels hire Florida college coach

Posted 2018-12-06

    Matt Schaeffer, an assistant baseball coach at South Florida State College, will coach the 2019 New Market Rebels.

    The Rebels are defending Valley Baseball League champions.

    Schaeffer also is the general manager of the Palm Beach Diamond Ducks of the South Florida Collegiate League. He played D-1 baseball three years at Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.

    The Diamond Ducks went 27-12 in the 2018 season and took first place in the league’s North Division. The Ducks registered the league’s best play in both offense and defense. Fourteen players were named to all-star status. Three earned all-league first-team honors.

    Rebels president and general manager Bruce Alger said Schaeffer’s coaching and management experience make the organization “confident that New Market will be a highly competitive entry in the Valley League 2019 campaign.”

    Said Alger: “We are very happy that Matt Schaeffer has agreed to be our field general for the Rebels’ quest to retain the Lineweaver Trophy.”

    Schaeffer said he looks forward to coaching the Rebels in defending the championship and matching it in 2019.