Jan. 24, 2014


Riser tabbed at SLU

Matt Riser, interim head coach at Southeastern Louisiana since former coach Jay Artigues resigned to become athletic director on June 6, has been named head coach of Lions after a national search.


Riser, 30, served as an assistant for eight seasons and becomes one the youngest head coaches at the Division I level. He played under Artigues at Pearl River Community College before playing his final two seasons at Tulane. The Green Wave reached the 2005 College World Series during his junior year.


Riser started his coaching career in 2008 as a volunteer assistant for the Lions. He became a full-time assistant the following year and has served as SLU’s main hitting coach and recruiting coordinator.


(photos courtesy of SLU Media Relations)