2010 Baseball Coaches
Matt Daily Photo

14 Matt Daily

Head Coach 2nd season

Bio

Matt Daily enters his second year in charge of the Oaks baseball program for the 2009-10 school year. Daily arrived at Menlo after serving three years as the Director of Baseball Operations at NCAA Div. I Santa Clara University. In his inaugural season in Atherton, Daily's nine registered a 17-19 mark, winning 16 of its final 24 games against NCAA Div. III and NAIA competition.

After graduating cum laude from University of Notre Dame in 1998, Daily began his coaching career that year as an assistant at Del Mar Junior College in Corpus Christi, Tex. In 1999, he was a major contributor in the start-up of the NCAA Div. I Texas A&M-Corpus Christi baseball program.
 
After earning his Master's degree in Education from Notre Dame in 2000, Daily joined the baseball staff at the University of Portland. There he served as the team's hitting instructor, working with outfielders and assisting in the recruiting process as well.
 
In 2001, Daily returned to his roots at the NCAA Div. III level at Lewis & Clark College where he served as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. Daily played center field for the Pioneers from 1994-96. In the summer of 2002 he served as assistant coach of the St. Cloud River Bats in the Northwoods Collegiate Baseball League to current Menlo Assistant Coach Matt Allison.
 
After a stint as an assistant at Georgetown University, Daily moved up to the professional ranks, serving as an associate scout for the San Diego Padres. His duties included evaluating potential prospects in the Indiana and Michigan regions and administering open tryouts for potential players.
 
A native of the Bay Area, Daily graduated from Los Gatos High and was an all-league performer for the Wildcats in football and baseball. He is currently married to the former Jenny West of Steamboat Springs, Colo. They reside in San Bruno, Calif.
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12 Jimmy Meuel

Assistant Coach 2nd season

Bio

Jimmy Meuel is in his second year at Menlo after joining the baseball coaching staff for the 2009 season. Meuel serves as pitching coach and recruiting coordinator for the program. 
Meuel graduated from Willamette University in 2008, lettering for three years in baseball. He led the Bearcats in appearances out of the bullpen in 2007 and 2008. In 2005, Meuel served as a student assistant coach at the University of California San Diego, where the Tritons won their first California Collegiate Athletic Association title.
In addition to his responsibilities at Menlo, Meuel coaches with Headfirst Baseball Academy in Castro Valley. Meuel currently coaches the rising senior team after previously coaching the 16-under team in 2007 and 2008.  He was an assistant with the 18-under team in 2006. 
While at Willamette, Meuel served as the student representative on the Trustee Working Group on Athletics, a group designed by trustees to create a 10-year strategic plan for the university's athletics program.
A Bay Area native, Meuel attended Palo Alto High, where he lettered in baseball and football on Viking teams that competed in the Central Coast Section title games in both sports his senior year.
Matt Allison Photo

31 Matt Allison

Assistant Coach 2nd season

Bio

Continuing with the Menlo College baseball program this season is second-year assistant coach Matt Allison.

 

Allison, who is responsible for the outfielders, hitters, and third base coaching duties for the Oaks, is a veteran college coach, most recently serving as the head baseball coach at NCAA Div. III Willamette University in Salem, Ore. from 2003-08. Prior to Willamette, Allison served on the staff at the University of California, working with the offense and coaching first base.
 

Prior to Cal, Allison was the associate head baseball coach at Georgetown University from 1999-02. He also has had experience as an assistant coach at SUNY-Cortland (1987-92), Cornell University (1992-96) and Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo (1996-97). Allison has been involved in coaching summer league baseball as well, performing the assistant coaching duties for the Matsu Miners of the Alaska League in 1999 and 2000, and managing the St. Cloud Riverbats (Minn.) of the Northwoods League in the summer of 2002.

 

Besides his involvement in baseball, Allison is a professor in both economics and english. After earning his undergraduate degree in economics from University of California-Riverside in 1982, he went on to earn a Master's degree in English and Textual Studies from Syracuse in 1990, and a Master's degree in Economics from the New School for Social Research in New York City in 1998.

 

Allison has been a lecturer in macroeconomics at Georgetown and a professor in the economics department at Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo, as well as teaching english at Syracuse, Tompkins-Cortland Community College, SUNY-Cortland, Elmira College and Cuesta College. He currently is an adjunct professor of English at both Menlo College and Gavilan College.

 

He is currently pursuing a Master's degree in kinesiology from Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo.
 
Allison, 50, was an outfielder at the College of the Sequoias before transferring to Sonoma State to finish his college baseball career. He resides in both San Luis Obispo and Redwood City.