Matt Figger

Matt Figger (born January 22, 1970)

Current position: Assistant men’s basketball coach
Current team: UMass Minutemen (Head coach: Frank Martin)
Current conference: Atlantic 10 Conference (A-10)
Teams coached: Austin Peay Governors, UTRGV Vaqueros
Austin Peay record: 76-51 (.598)
UTRGV record: 29-65 (.309)
Overall record: 105-116 (.475)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • CIT Appearances:  1  (2018)


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2024-present UMass (asst)
2021-2024 UTRGV
2017-2021 Austin Peay
2013-2017 South Carolina (assoc. HC)
2012-2013 South Carolina (asst)
2007-2012 Kansas State (asst)
2007 Arkansas (DBO)
2003-2007 South Alabama (asst)
2000-2003 Odessa JC (asst)
1994-2000 Vincennes (asst)
1993-1994 Wabash Valley JC (asst)

Matt Figger Facts

  • Robert Matthew Figger
  • Born January 22, 1970
  • Hometown: Jenkins, Kentucky
  • Alma Mater: Eastern Kentucky University (BS, 1995)
  • Spent ten seasons coaching at the junior college ranks as an assistant coach from 1993 to 2003
  • Was on John Pelphrey‘s staff at South Alabama for three seasons and followed him to Arkansas in 2007 as the Director of Basketball Operations; he was only at Arkansas for about three months
  • Joined Frank Martin at Kansas State in 2007, working there for five seasons before following Martin to South Carolina in 2012
    • Promoted to associate head coach in 2013; was on staff for the Gamecocks first ever Final Four appearance in 2017
  • Hired in April 2017 as the new head coach at Austin Peay
    • Led the Governors to a 3rd place finish in the OVC his first season, earning conference COY honors and a 2018 CIT berth
  • In March 2021, Figger accepted the head coach position at UTRGV out of the WAC
  • Reuinited with Martin in May 2024, becoming one of his assistant coaches at UMass

Matt Figger Coaching Tree