The Big Ten’s newest assistants

The transition from the summer offseason to the fall practice season isn’t complete without a rundown of new faces. Yes, the Big Ten is welcoming another talented freshman class, headlined by several players saying no to professional organizations, but they will also be new faces in the in the coaches’ boxes and in the dugout as part of the coaching staff.

With an entirely new staff in Bloomington as head coach Jeff Mercer leads the Hoosiers, to two new assistants up the road in West Lafayette under Mark Wasikowski, rounded out by promotions in Columbus and Minneapolis, heres a look at the new full-time assistants coaches in the Big Ten.

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Matt Angle Named Ohio State Assistant Coach

Columbus, Ohio — Ohio State baseball head coach Greg Beals announced the hiring of Matt Angle as an assistant coach Wednesday. Angle, a Buckeye standout from 2005-07, has been a part of the baseball support staff as the volunteer video coordinator the last four seasons.

“I am really excited for Matt to join our coaching staff,” Beals said. “His passion for this university, knowledge for the game and ability to communicate and relate to the players will be a great asset. Matt’s skills compliment me and this coaching staff.”

As volunteer video coordinator, Angle helped the Buckeyes to the 2016 Big Ten Tournament title and NCAA Regional appearances in 2016 and 2018.

“It is an honor and privilege to become an assistant coach at The Ohio State University. This is home and I am excited to have the opportunity to develop student-athletes that represent Buckeye Nation. I would like to thank my family, especially my wife Jaclyn and Coach Beals for this opportunity.”

Angle, a native of Columbus, Ohio, was a two-time All-Big Ten selection and 2007 team captain. In just three seasons with the Scarlet and Gray, he is listed in multiple career batting categories in the Ohio State record book, including third in stolen bases (60), 14th in batting average (.351), 16th in runs scored (151) and 24th in hits (209). After earning All-Big Ten Tournament honors as a freshman in 2005, Angle led the Buckeyes to the Big Ten Tournament title as a junior in 2007 with a team-high .366 average. He helped the Scarlet and Gray to NCAA Regional appearances in both 2005 and 2007.

Angle was drafted in the seventh round by the Baltimore Orioles and played nine professional seasons with the Orioles, Dodgers, Marlins and Athletics. Angle resides in Upper Arlington with his wife Jaclyn, and baby daughter, Payton.

Angle replaces Chris Holick who has moved on from Ohio State to pursue other opportunities.