Coach Poitras joined thje BSU baseball coaching staff in 2003 as he will be entering his 12th season in 2014. A native of Acushnet, Mass., Matt was an outstanding shortstop for the Bears from 1994 to 1997, as he batted .329 during his four-year career while also registering an impressive .940 fielding percentage.
Matt's junior and senior seasons of 1996 and 1997 were his and also the programs most successful campaigns. In 1996, Matt batted .335 with 9 stolen bases, 39 runs scored and 34 runs batted in as he helped the Bears to not only capture the NCAA Division III New England Regional Championship but also finish third at the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament. Matt was named to the NCAA New England Regional All-Tournament Team in 1996.
The following season, 1997, Matt was nothing short of impressive as he batted .379 with 4 home runs, 5 triples, 15 doubles, 49 runs batted in and 51 runs scored. The Bears captured the Mid-Atlantic Regional title and advanced to Division III Championship Tournament for the second straight season.
Matt was named to the All-MASCAC Team on two separate occasions, garnering first team as well as MASCAC Player of the Year honors in 1997. He was also selected to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) All-New England First Team in 1997, the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) All-New England First Team, and the ECAC All-New England Second Team. Matt was also selected to play at the NEIBA College Baseball All-Star Game in 1997 as well.
Coach Poitras presently resides in his hometown of Acushnet and works at MD Cabinetry in Raynham, Mass.