Matt Egger has been hired as an assistant softball coach at the University of Northern Iowa as announced by head softball coach Ryan Jacobs.
"I am really excited to welcome Matt Egger to the Panther softball family," Jacobs said. "He bring a ton of energy and an endless work ethic. Matt has proven himself as a great leader, a strong recruiter and a positive role model for student-athletes. I am looking forward to bringing his knowledge, experience and positive energy to this UNI staff."
Egger is eager to join the UNI softball coaching staff.
"I personally believe that within the past five years UNI softball has transformed itself into the premier softball program in the state of Iowa," Egger said. "I look forward to representing the University of Northern Iowa and what Coach Jacobs and his staff has built at all times - on and off the field."
Egger served as the head softball coach at Ellsworth Community College for the past three seasons. In those three seasons, Eggers had 19 players earn all-region honors and 17 players earn academic all-region status. He coached two NFCA All-Americans, one Academic All-American and an NJCAA All-American.
Egger began his coaching career in baseball. He served as a prep baseball coach in Webster City, Cedar Falls, Clear Lake and Rockwell-Swaledale. Egger also coached baseball at the collegiate level at North Iowa Area Community College.
Egger graduated from Webster City High School in 1996 as a three-sport all-state athlete in football, wrestling and baseball. Egger graduated from Cornell College in 2000 with a double major in sociology and physical education. He competed in football, wrestling and baseball at Cornell College.
He has three children (Chelsea, Reis and Alek).