Matt Scheuing

Matt Scheuing

  • Title:
    Assistant Coach
  • Phone:
    717-358-4530
  • Email:
    mscheuin@fandm.edu
  • Position:
    Assistant Coach
  • Alma Mater:
    Millersville '03

Scheuing enters his 15th season as the Diplomats' assistant coach in 2020.

In 2016, Scheuing he returned to his pitching coach duties and oversaw an F&M staff that finished first in the Centennial Conference (CC) in ERA (2.48) and in the top 50 overall (3.60) in Division III. 

Scheuing has guided the Diplomat pitching staff for nine seasons where his pitchers have been integral in the Diplomats two CC Tournament Championships, two regular season championships, two NCAA playoff appearances, and seven CC Playoff appearances. In four seasons of Scheuing’s tenure, the Diplomats have boasted the league’s best conference games ERA. The staff’s successes have translated into the rewriting of numerous team and individual pitching records throughout Diplomat history. The Lancaster native has overseen the development of 11 All-Centennial pitchers, including four first-team selections. The American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) has also recognized seven Diplomat pitchers in their Mid-Atlantic All-Region team selections.  

The 2015 CC runners up were led at the front by All-CC Second Team selection Alex Guerra (6-2) and anchored by its stellar bullpen, including CC appearance record holder Chris Mathewson (64 games) and All-CC First Team closer Andrew Mascis, who set a conference season record with nine saves, good for seventh in the nation. In 2014, Scheuing primarily worked with the outfielders and first basemen including All-CC Second Team selection Rob Anderson.  

The 2013 CC championship staff featured the resolute playoff performance by All-CC Second Team pitcher Brendan DeMond (9-3, 2.79). DeMond took CC Tournament MVP honors after leading the first four-seed team to tournament victory and becoming the first player in CC history to record a pair of victories in the postseason tournament including a complete-game, four-hit shutout.  

The 2009 season ended with a heroic complete game performance by Mike Duranti to advance the Diplomats into the Centennial Conference Championship game, but Mother Nature would end the Diplomats improbable run.  The pitching staff led the CC in-conference with fewest hits allowed and finished at the top in ERA (3.53).  Nick Markel’s dominant conference starts earned him a 1st team Centennial Conference selection.  

The 2007 staff featured All-CC First Team pitcher Dan Tischler, whose 1.74 ERA led the Centennial and was 18th amongst all NCAA Division III hurlers. The team posted the 48th best ERA in the nation with a 3.73 and a conference only ERA of 1.61.  

Scheuing’s 2006 CC Champion staff was a memorable one, leading the conference in nine statistical categories including fewest hits, runs, and walks, and limited opponents to the lowest batting average at .240. F&M pitchers Matt Metsch (1.22) and Ted Serro (1.48) held the two lowest ERAs in the Conference in 2006, while both finishing in the top ten in the nation. Serro (8) and Jeremy Knox (10) notched the two highest win totals in the Conference. Capping his career Ted Serro, the 2006 CC Pitcher of the Year, 2006 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Division III Mid-Atlantic Pitcher of the Year, was drafted as a 40th round draft selection by the Toronto Blue Jays.  

Scheuing played five seasons of minor league baseball. The left-hander pitched for the Bangor (Maine) Lumberjacks of the Northeast League in 2003 and compiled a league-leading 11-5 record with a 3.99 ERA in the 2004 season. In 2005, the Lancaster native returned home and was 6-6 with 52 strikeouts, and a 5.29 earned run average in 26 starts for the Lancaster Barnstormers, who completed their inaugural campaign with a 64-76 overall record, including a 37-33 Atlantic League second half mark. Scheuing rounded out his playing career with the Pennsylvania Road Warriors and the Atlantic City Surf. 

A four-year starter at Millersville University, he recorded a 17-10 career record with three saves as a Marauder. In 2000, he finished with a 5-0 record as the Black & Gold concluded the season with a record-setting 45-14 mark, won the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Eastern Division, and advanced to the NCAA Division II North Atlantic Region finals. Scheuing graduated in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in Economics and minor in history, while later earning a teaching certification in Citizenship Education.  In 2014, he graduated with a master’s degree in liberal arts from Texas Christian University. 

Before joining the Diplomats, he began his coaching career as an assistant at nearby Lampeter-Strasburg High School, helping the squad to a 2005 PIAA High School State AAA Championship. He acted as the interim head coach for Millersville University in the fall of 2005 before coming to the Diplomats staff. 

Scheuing currently resides in Sinking Spring with his wife Marci, the current head field hockey coach at Kutztown University, and daughter, Reagan, a current member on the U2 USA National Field Hockey team. He teaches Modern United States History at nearby Penn Manor High School.