St. John's University
Matthew Joseph Galante (born March 22, 1944 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former minor League baseball infielder and Major League coach and acting manager. The 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m), 157 lb (71 kg) Galante attended St. John's University and was selected as the 833rd and final pick of the 1966 Major League Baseball draft by the New York Yankees.
After his playing career ended, he spent several years as a minor league manager and scout. He was a Houston Astros coach from 1985 to 2001 with the exception of 1997, when he worked in the club's front office and then stepped in as manager of the AAA New Orleans Zephyrs when Steve Swisher resigned a few days into the season.
Matt Galante was acting manager of the Houston Astros for 27 games in 1999, when the manager Larry Dierker was sidelined for health reasons. He compiled a record of 13–14. He was a member of the New York Mets coaching staff from 2002 to 2004. He rejoined the Astros front office in 2005.
Galante also managed the Italian baseball team as a part of the 2006 World Baseball Classic. He is currently an Astros' scout