Matt Quatraro Managing at Bowling Green

May 02, 2009
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

May 2, 2009

NORFOLK, VA-- Matt Quatraro ('96), a member of the ODU Sports Hall of Fame is managing the Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods of the South Atlantic League.

Here is where other former Monarch Baseball Players are: ODU and CAA all-time strikeout king Justin Verlander ('04) picked up his first win of the season with a nine-strikeout performance over the New York Yankees. He is scheduled to pitch Sunday against Cleveland.

Three-time All-CAA pitcher, Dan Hudson ('08) is pitching for Class A Kannapolis (Chicago White Sox).

2007 All-American and two-time All-CAA pitcher-outfielder Anthony Shawler ('08) is with Class A West Michigan (Detroit Tigers).

Righthander pitcher Dexter Carter ('08) is with Class A Kannapolis (Chigaco, WHite Sox).

2006 All-CAA pitcher Jason Godin ('06) is with Class A Wilmington (Kansas City Royals).

Righthand pitcher, and ODU Male Scholar Athlete of the Year Ryan Bergh ('08) is with Class A Lakewood (Philadelphia, Phillies).

Matt Quatraro BIO will serve as the inaugural manager for the Bowling Green Hot Rods in 2009. This will be his second year as manager for a full-season affiliate, following the 2008 season with the Rays' previous South Atlantic League squad in Columbus, GA. After the 2008 season, he served as the 3rd base coach for Leones del Caracas in the Venezuelan Winter League.

In 2008, Quatraro's Catfish team put together an overall record of 67-69 in the SAL Southern Division. While his team did not make the playoffs, the Catfish had the 3rd-best winning percentage in the second half of the season, going 40-26 for a .606 mark.

Prior to Columbus, Quatraro managed the Rays' Short Season Single-A Hudson Valley Renegades in 2006 and 2007. Those two seasons were preceded by coaching stints with Hudson Valley in 2004 and 2005.

Quatraro's coaching career began in 2003, serving as Tampa Bay's catching instructor after playing seven seasons in the Rays' minor league system. During his playing career, he hit .286 with 202 RBI in 415 games.

An eighth round draft pick out of Old Dominion University in 1996, where he hit .400 for his career. He was named All-CAA three times and earned All-American honors by the ABCA and Collegiate Baseball in 1996. He is a member of the ODU Sports Hall of Fame. The graduate of ODU with a degree in History was also selected first team CoSIDA Academic All-American in 1996.

Quatraro became the first Rays' minor league player to join the organization's coaching staff. He currently resides in Albany, NY.

Minor League Totals  .296  415  201  415  91  14  23  292  112  300  29