Matt Logie has been hired as the new head coach at Montana State, the school announced on Monday. Logie has been the head coach at D-II Point Loma the last four years, going 82-23 overall with two PacWest titles and four NCAA appearances.
“I am excited to welcome Coach Logie, his wife Julia and children Addy and Luke to the Bobcat family,” AD Leon Costello said. “Matt brings a highly successful basketball background as a player and coach. He is a proven winner demonstrated by his exceptional coaching record, a dynamic program builder, and a relentless student of the game. He has a clear vision and plan to continue to build on the momentum of Bobcat Basketball. I am excited about our future of Bobcat Basketball with Matt at the helm.”
Logie has 276 total wins as a head coach, having also worked for eight years at D-III Whitworth before getting the PLU job in 2019. There he won five Northwest Conference titles and went to the D-III NCAA Tournament seven times.
A native of Mercer Island, Washington, Logie played for four seasons at Lehigh and then got his coaching career started there, spending a total of seven years on staff – including two as Brett Reed‘s associate head coach. He also briefly worked at Kent State under Jim Christian.
“Having followed the recent success of the program under coach (Danny) Sprinkle, it was very clear that Bobcat basketball is on an upward trajectory and is extremely exciting,” Logie said. “When the process began we were thrilled to learn more about MSU and the Bozeman community. The things that stick out most are the culture that Coach Sprinkle and his staff has laid, and the community support. Those two things are extremely powerful and tangible when you’re there on the ground in Bozeman. It is exciting to be a part of that.”
Logie inherits a program that has been to two-straight NCAA Tournaments and is just won year removed from an outright Big Sky title. Previous head coach and alum Danny Sprinkle left for the Utah State job earlier this month after four years at the helm.
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