WAVERLY - Cedar Rapids Prairie baseball coach Matt Thede will be inducted into the Wartburg College Athletic Hall of Fame on Oct. 20 during homecoming ceremonies at the school.
Thede, a catcher, had a lifetime batting average of .410 during his four-year career with the Knights and holds the school record with 28 home runs.
He was twice named the Iowa Conference MVP and was named to the all-conference team all four years. He still holds the league record with 45 RBIs in 2000.
Thede was a two-time All-American and a regional MVP. He signed with the Montreal Expos in 2001 and played three years in the minor leagues.
Thede teaches biology at Prairie.
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