Matt Matheny

Matt Matheny (born February 11, 1970)

Current position: Assistant men’s basketball coach
Current team: Davidson Wildcats (Head coach: Bob McKillop)
Current conference: Atlantic 10 Conference (A-10)
Teams coached: Elon Phoenix
Elon record: 151-159 (.472)
Overall record: 151-159 (.472)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • CIT Appearances:  1  (2013)
  • SoCon Regular Season Champion:  1  (2013)


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2022-present Davidson (asst)
2009-2019 Elon
2003-2009 Davidson (assoc. HC)
1993-2003 Davidson (asst)

Matt Matheny Facts

  • Matthew Matheny
  • Born February 11, 1970
  • Hometown: Statesville, North Carolina
  • Alma Mater: Davidson College (BA, 1992)
  • Played football for four years at Davidson and also played basketball for two years under longtime Wildcat’s head coach Bob McKillop
  • Briefly played professional football overseas before joining McKillop‘s staff as an assistant in 1993
    • Though he did not attend to make coaching a career at first, Matheny ended up working on McKillop‘s staff for sixteen seasons at Davidson
    • Promoted to associate head coach in 2003, a position he held for his final six seasons at the school
    • Time at Davidson included five trips to the NCAA Tournament, highlighted by Stephen Curry leading the Wildcats to the Elite Eight in 2008
  • Hired in March 2009 to become the new head coach at Elon, located less than 100 miles from Davidson
  • Returned to Davidson in May 2022, rejoining the coaching staff of Bob McKillop
  • Along with his wife, Jennifer, has one son and one daughter

Matt Matheny Coaching Tree

  • Tim Sweeney (Connecticut College, Hobart College)