Matt Lottich

Matt Lottich (born July 29, 1982)

Current position: Special assistant to the head coach
Current team: Missouri Tigers (Head coach: Dennis Gates)
Current conference: Southeastern Conference (SEC)
Teams coached: Valparaiso Beacons
Valparaiso record: 108-117 (.470)
Overall record: 108-117 (.480)

Career Accomplishments:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2023-present Missouri (special asst. to the HC)
2016-2023 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
    • In March 2023, Lottich was fired after seven seasons; Valpo was not having success in the MVC and Lottich finished with a 108-117 record
  • Lottich was hired as special assistant to head coach Dennis Gates at Missouri in June 2023

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