Specializing in Hitting, Pitching and Fielding
Growing up in South Sacramento watching his two older brothers play baseball, it wasn’t long before Matt Gualco picked up a bat and glove to join the fun. Like most boys his age, Matt progressed into T-ball and Little League, and from age 11, spent summers playing on travel ball teams, which he attributes to gaining valuable skills to progress successfully into High School baseball.
At Delta High School, Matt earned the privilege of playing Varsity Baseball all four years, starting out as a left-handed shortstop. His team went to Sections during his senior year, with Matt earning MVP. Also that year, Matt was honored during a pre-game ceremony by the Sacramento River Cats with the esteemed Robert K. Puglia award, for “exemplifying characteristics of a winner.”
After high school, Matt went on to attend Cosumnes River College where he played center field his first year. Going into his second year, he tried his hand at pitching, quickly sustaining an injury that resulted in shoulder surgery. Slow to heal, Matt spent his sophomore year as designated hitter while rehabilitating his shoulder.
Following Community College, Matt received a full baseball scholarship to attend New Mexico Highland’s University, where he studied business management. During his junior year, he batted 350 and realized his goal of becoming one of the starting pitchers. His team made it to Regionals and tied for most wins at 41. As a senior, Matt was nominated captain of the team, which taught him valuable leadership skills and sparked a desire to coach.
“I enjoy baseball so much and not just the sport, but the opportunity it affords. If I can help kids become interested in baseball and show them how it can open doors to college scholarships and a brighter future, then I’ve made a true difference in our youth.”
Matt values what WBA stands for and is honored to become part of the coaching staff as Manager of the 13U Club Team and a private instructor.