Matt Lottich

Matt Lottich (born July 29, 1982)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Valparaiso Beacons
Current conference: Missouri Valley Conference (MVC)
Valparaiso record: 97-96 (.503)
Overall record: 97-96 (.503)

Career Accomplishments:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2016-present Valparaiso
2013-2016 Valparaiso (asst)

Matt Lottich Facts

  • Matthew Lottich
  • Born July 29, 1982
  • Hometown: Winnetka, Illinois
  • Alma Mater: Stanford University (BA, 2004)
  • Named 2000 Athlete of the Year by the Chicago Tribune after becoming New Trier HS’s all-time leading scorer
  • Played for four seasons at Stanford under Hall of Fame head coach Mike Montgomery, graduating in 2004
  • Spent the next eight years playing professionally overseas, mostly in Japan but with shorter stints in New Zealand and Germany
  • Joined Bryce Drew‘s staff at Valparaiso in 2013 as an assistant; hired in 2016 to be head coach when Drew left for Vanderbilt
    • Won the 2017 Horizon League championship, earning the Crusaders a trip to the NIT, before the program moved to the Missouri Valley at the start of the following the season
  • Along with his wife, Kylan, has four children

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