Matt Brady

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Matt Brady
Matt Brady.jpg
Brady during a 2009 game at Old Dominion University
Sport(s) Men's basketball
Current position
Title Assistant Coach
Team Maryland
Conference Big Ten
Biographical details
Born (1965-10-01) October 1, 1965 (age 53)
Haddon Heights, New Jersey
Playing career
1983–1987 Siena
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1987–1989 Rhode Island (assistant)
1989–1993 Wagner (assistant)
1993–2004 Saint Joseph's (assistant)
2004–2008 Marist
2008–2016 James Madison
2016–2017 La Salle (assistant)
2018–present Maryland (assistant)
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
2017–2018 Maryland (dir. player personnel)
Head coaching record
Overall 211–175
Accomplishments and honors
MAAC regular season (2007)
CAA Tournament (2013)
CAA regular season (2015)
MAAC Coach of the Year (2007)

Matt Brady (born October 1, 1965) is an American college basketball coach who is currently an assistant coach for the Maryland men's basketball team.[1] He is a former head coach at James Madison and Marist.[2]


Early career[edit]

After playing basketball for Siena, Brady worked as assistant at Rhode Island, Wagner, and Saint Joseph's.


Brady was hired as head coach by Marist in 2004 and coached the Foxes for four years, finishing with a 73–50 record.[3] He took the Red Foxes to a MAAC regular-season championship in 2007. Marist then advanced to the NIT, where it defeated Oklahoma State in the first round. The NIT victory was the first ever postseason victory for Marist.[4]

James Madison[edit]

Brady was introduced as head coach of James Madison at a press conference on March 26, 2008. After leaving Marist, the school filed suit against Brady, arguing he had violated the terms of the contract by accepting the JMU job and bringing certain players with him to the Dukes.[5] A jury found in favor of Marist, but did not award any damages.[6]

At Madison, Brady took over a program that had not had a winning record since going 20–9 in the 1999–2000 season under Sherman Dillard. In 2009, Brady inherited an experienced core of upperclassmen from Keener and, with a skilled group of freshmen, engineered a respectable inaugural campaign, leading the Dukes to an 18–13 regular season record. Thanks to the addition of a new postseason invitational—the Tournament—Madison achieved its first 20-win season since 1994, when Hall of Fame coach Lefty Driesell led the program to the NCAA Tournament.

The record dipped significantly in 2009–10, in part because of the loss of two key players to injuries: point guard Devon Moore, an all-rookie pick in the CAA in 2009, and forward Andrey Semenov. After up and down season in 2011 and 2012, the Dukes won the CAA Tournament in 2013 after finishing in fourth place in the CAA regular season. As a result, the received the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament where they defeated Long Island in the First Four marking the school's first NCAA Tournament win since 1983.[7] In the Second Round of the Tournament, they lost to No. 1 seed Indiana.[8]

After another down season in 2014, the Dukes finished in a first place tie in the CAA regular season, but could not win the CAA Tournament, and received a bid to the CIT Tournament where they lost in the first round.

Despite a 21-win season in 2016, Brady was fired due to allegedly declining attendance at Dukes' games.[9][10]

Recent years[edit]

Following his dismissal from the Dukes, Brady was hired as an assistant coach for La Salle University.[11] In July 2017, Brady was hired to be the Director of Player Personnel at Maryland.[12] In 2018, he was promoted to assistant coach.[13]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Marist Red Foxes (Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) (2004–2008)
2004–05 Marist 11–17 8–10 T–7th
2005–06 Marist 19–10 12–6 3rd
2006–07 Marist 25–9 14–4 1st NIT Second Round
2007–08 Marist 18–14 11–7 T–5th
Marist: 73–50 (.593) 45–27 (.625)
James Madison Dukes (Colonial Athletic Association) (2008–2016)
2008–09 James Madison 21–15 9–9 7th CIT Semifinals
2009–10 James Madison 13–20 4–14 11th
2010–11 James Madison 21–12 10–8 6th CBI First Round
2011–12 James Madison 12–20 5–13 8th
2012–13 James Madison 21–15 11–7 4th NCAA Division I Second Round
2013–14 James Madison 11–20 6–10 7th
2014–15 James Madison 19–14 12–6 T–1st CIT First Round
2015–16 James Madison 21–11 11–7 T-3rd
James Madison: 138–125 (.525) 67–73 (.479)
Total: 211–175 (.547)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


  1. ^ Markus, Don. "Maryland men's basketball assistant Dustin Clark leaving to go into family business". Retrieved 2018-06-05.
  2. ^ Brady Bio, JMU Sports, January 12, 2010 Archived July 20, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ 2011–12 JMU Men's Basketball Media Guide
  4. ^ "Marist Loses at N.C. State in NIT Second Round". Retrieved 2018-06-05.
  5. ^ "Marist Outfoxes Former Basketball Coach at Trial, But Does Not Score Damages Award | Primerus". Retrieved 2018-06-05.
  6. ^ " - Jury Says Brady Broke Contract, Doesnt Penalize Him". 2012-05-10. Retrieved 2018-06-05.
  7. ^ "James Madison 68, LIU Brooklyn 55". Newsday. Retrieved 2018-06-05.
  8. ^ "James Madison vs. Indiana - Game Recap - March 22, 2013 - ESPN". Retrieved 2018-06-05.
  9. ^ Goodman, Jeff. "Matt Brady fired as James Madison coach after 21-win season". Retrieved 14 March 2016.
  10. ^ "Matt Brady out at James Madison as men's basketball coach". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2018-06-05.
  11. ^ "Former JMU head coach Matt Brady hired as La Salle assistant". April 21, 2016. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  12. ^ Stubbs, Roman (July 10, 2017). "Former James Madison coach Matt Brady joins Terps as men's basketball director of player personnel". Washington Post. Washington, D.C. Retrieved August 12, 2017.
  13. ^ Markus, Don. "Change of lifestyle, family ties explain Dustin Clark's decision to leave Terps basketball staff". Retrieved 2018-06-05.

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