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Matt Lottich is out after seven seasons as head coach at Valparaiso

Valparaiso announced on Thursday a change in leadership, parting ways with head men’s basketball coach Matt Lottich after seven seasons at the helm. Lottich went 108-117 overall, winning a Horizon League title in his first season but not achieving as much success in the years since the program joined the Missouri Valley.

“I would like to sincerely thank Matt Lottich for his contributions to Valpo Athletics during his time leading our men’s basketball program,” said AD Dr. Charles Small. “Coach Lottich is a man of high character and he has led our team with integrity and class. This was a difficult decision and not one that I took lightly. I wish Matt and his family all the best in their future endeavors.”

Lottich had spent three seasons as an assistant at Valpo under Bryce Drew before getting the head coaching job in 2016. He became the program’s first head coach in nearly thirty years to not be a part of the Drew family.

Originally from north suburban Chicago, Lottich played for Hall of Fame coach Mike Montgomery at Stanford.

As for the next head coach at Valpo, we took an early look at potential candidates back in January. We will be updating the list a little bit over the next coming days as we hear more.


credit to The Times of Northwest Indiana for the image