Matt Painter

Matt Painter (born August 27, 1970)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Purdue Boilermakers
Current conference: Big Ten Conference
Southern Illinois record: 25-5 (.833)
Purdue record: 384-192 (.667)
Overall record: 409-197 (.675)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  14  (2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  6  (2009, 2010, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2022)
  • NCAA Tournament Final Four:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • CBI Appearances:  1  (2013)
  • Big Ten Regular Season Champion (2010, 2017, 2019)   
  • Missouri Valley Regular Season Champion:  1  (2004)
  • Big Ten Tournament Champion(2009)

Awards:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2005-present Purdue
2004-2005 Purdue (assoc. HC)
2003-2004 Southern Illinois
1998-2003 Southern Illinois (asst)
1995-1998 Eastern Illinois (asst)
1994-1995 Barton (asst)
1993-1994 Washington & Jefferson (asst)

Matt Painter Facts

  • Matthew Curtis Painter
  • Born August 27, 1970
  • Hometown: Muncie, Indiana
  • Alma Mater: Purdue University (BS, 1994) / Eastern Illinois University (MS, 1998)
  • Played for four seasons with the Purdue Boilermakers under legendary head coach Gene Keady
    • Bruce Weber and Steve Lavin were both assistant coaches at Purdue when Painter was a player
    • Selected as team captain as a senior and named an All-Big Ten Honorable Mention
  • First jobs were as an assistant at Washington & Jefferson (under Tom Reiter) and Barton (under Dave Davis) for one year each
  • Spent three years as an assistant at Eastern Illinois under head coach Rick Samuels
  • Hired by his former coach Bruce Weber to be an assistant on his Southern Illinois staff; Painter spent five seasons as an assistant at SIU and took over as head coach is 2003 when Weber left for Illinois
    • Went 25-5 and led the Salukis a MVC title and NCAA Tournament berth in his only season as SIU head coach
    • Left after the season to become the associate head coach and “head coach in waiting” at Purdue under Keady
  • Keady retired just one year later and Painter became the new Purdue head coach
    • Painter has claimed three Big Ten titles and has been to the NCAA Tournament with Purdue thirteen times in seventeen seasons, including six trips to the Sweet Sixteen
  • Has three children

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