Week 2 of the NIU Baseball Podcast, where Head Coach Ed Mathey and Assistant Media Relations Director Matt Scheerer discuss all things NIU Baseball. This week, Mathey reviews the Huskies trip to Arizona and shares his thoughts on the series with Minnesota.
The NIU Baseball Podcast returns in 2014 for its second season, talking all things NIU baseball with Head Coach Ed Mathey and assistant media relations director Matt Scheerer. Join Ed and Matt as they discuss the upcoming series with Minnesota, preview the 2014 team and some of the happenings in the program.
Pictures from the Huskies series vs Minnesota at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Ariz. Photos by Vince Schmidt, 108-365
Former Huskie second baseman Marvin Sanchez joined the Northern Illinois coaching staff in January 2013 as the team's third assistant, working with the infield and serving as the team's first base coach while he works on his Master's degree. Sanchez played for Head Coach Ed Mathey and Assistant Coach Tom Carcione in his days with the Huskies.
Sanchez, a Chicago native who attended Clemente Academy, played four seasons with the Huskies from 2008-11 with 106 appearances during his career with 51 starts between second base and shortstop.
The former Huskie was a part of two Mid-American Conference Tournament teams at Northern Illinois and was also a member of the NIU squad that defeated Mississippi State and No. 15 Missouri in 2009. During his senior year, NIU started the season 0-10 and went on to finish 30-27 to finish second in the MAC West and earn a championship berth.
Sanchez earned his bachelor's degree from NIU in the spring of 2012 in sociology. He is pursuing his master's degree in sport's management at Northern Illinois, and also teaches undergrad courses at NIU.