Matt Keating, who was hired as an assistant men's ice hockey coach in October 2018, is in his second season at Babson College.
Keating comes to Babson from nearby Tufts University where he served as an assistant coach for five seasons beginning in 2013. He coached three All-New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) selections and was responsible for assisting with all facets of the program. The Jumbos made the conference tournament in each of Keating's final four years in Medford, which includes a pair of semifinal appearances in 2015 and 2016.
Prior to Tufts, Keating was a volunteer assistant coach at Bentley during the 2010-11 campaign and served as the supervisor of athletic facilities and student lead coordinator for the Falcons' athletic department from 2011-12. He also was the head coach for the Greater Boston Junior Bruins from 2014-16 and has worked as a coach and evaluator for the USA Hockey New England District since 2016.
Keating earned his degree in criminal justice in 2002 from Northeastern University, where he was a member of both the ice hockey and baseball programs. He played in 106 games and totaled 34 points on the ice for the Huskies from 1997-01, and batted .355 with 107 runs batted as a three-year starter at first base from 1998-00. In addition to playing under Rice, Keating also played for Babson head baseball coach Matt Noone at Northeastern.
Keating was drafted in the 35th round of the Major League Baseball free agent draft in 2000 by the San Francisco Giants and played with three teams within their organization from 2000-03.