HAMMOND, La. — Southeastern Louisiana University has signed baseball coach Matt Riser to a new three-year contract.

Director of Athletics Jay Artigues, in a news release Friday, said Riser’s new deal is well deserved and the university is excited to have him at Southeastern for many years to come.

Entering his fifth season at the helm of the program, Riser has guided the Lions to a 157-85 overall record (.649 winning percentage), three NCAA Regional appearances and a pair of Southland Conference championships. His career winning percentage ranks fourth all-time in Southland history.

A native of Picayune, Miss., Riser earned a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from Tulane University in 2007. As a junior, he played a major role in helping Tulane reach the 2005 College World Series.