Matt Cunningham is entering his third season as the UM-Dearborn Baseball head coach following a very successful second season, where the Wolverines fell one game short of making the WHAC Conference Tournament.
Last season, Cunningham lead the UM-Dearborn Baseball team to a 19-24-1 overall record. Under Cunningham's leadership, the team produced four All-Academic players, three All-WHAC first team players, and one All-WHAC second team player. These awards are highlighted by Senior catcher Daniel Kerr being named to the 2019 CoSIDA Google Cloud Academic All-America NAIA Baseball Second Team, marking a first for the program.
Cunningham was hired in 2016 and spent an entire year recruiting and building a program in preparation for the 2017-18 season.
In the programs innaugural season, Cunningham led the team to a 8-29 record, including six wins against WHAC competition. The Wolverines finished the season strong, going 4-4, highlighted by a doubleheader sweep of Concordia University on senior night.
Cunningham has coaching experience with the Bullpen Baseball Academy in Novi, Mich., where he was the lead individual catching instructor and directed the organization's winter clinics. He also instructed camps for Wayne State University baseball, Strictly Catching and Anthony Bass Pitching.
Cunningham completed a standout career at Wayne State in 2008. He was a two-time captain, four-time Academic All-League and was named to the GLIAC All-League Second Team in 2005. Cunningham earned the prestigious NCAA Division II Athletic Directors Association Academic Achievement Award in 2008 and received the GLIAC Commissioner's Award for Academic Excellence.
In May 2016, Cunningham graduated with Juris Doctorate from Wayne State. He also graduated from Wayne State with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations, Cum Laude, in 2007 and with a Master of Arts in Education, Cum Laude, in 2009.