Matt McCall (basketball)

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Matt McCall
Mccall coaching.jpg
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Head coach
Team UMass
Conference Atlantic 10
Record 13–20
Biographical details
Born (1981-12-12) December 12, 1981 (age 36)
Alma mater Florida
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2006–2008 Florida (director of ops.)
2008–2011 Florida Atlantic (assistant)
2011–2015 Florida (assistant)
2015–2017 Chattanooga
2017–present UMass
Head coaching record
Overall 61–38
Tournaments 0–1 (NCAA)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
SoCon regular season (2016)
SoCon Tournament (2016)
Awards
SoCon Coach of the Year (2016)

Matthew Wayne McCall (born December 12, 1981) is an American college basketball coach. He is the head men's basketball coach at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass).

Coaching career[edit]

He was a student manager at the University of Florida during the 2002–03 season. He was named head manager the following year. After graduating, he continued working with the program, and in 2006 he was named director of basketball operations.[1] In 2008, he was hired as an assistant coach at Florida Atlantic. He held that position until 2011, when he was hired by the University of Florida as an assistant. McCall was hired by Chattanooga in April 2015 after Will Wade left to take the head coaching job at VCU.[2] In March 2016, McCall was named the Southern Conference Basketball Coach of the Year.[3] On March 30, 2017, he was introduced as the 22nd head coach in the history of UMass men's basketball.[4]

McCall earned two degrees from Florida: a bachelor's (2004) in exercise and sports science and a master's (2006) in secondary education.[1]

McCall's father, Wayne, was a three-year letterwinner for the University of Florida football team from 1965–67.[1]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Chattanooga (Southern Conference) (2015–2017)
2015–16 Chattanooga 29–6 15–3 1st NCAA First Round
2016–17 Chattanooga 19–12 10–8 4th
Chattanooga: 48–18 (.727) 25–11 (.694)
UMass Minutemen (Atlantic 10 Conference) (2017–present)
2017–18 UMass 13–20 5–13 13th
UMass: 13–20 (.394) 5–13 (.278)
Total: 61–38 (.616)

      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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Florida Gators: Matt McCall". Gatorzone.com. August 17, 2016. Retrieved November 12, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Matt McCall named Chattanooga coach". ESPN. Associated Press. April 13, 2015. Retrieved June 16, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Men's Basketball Awards Announced". soconsports.com. March 1, 2016. Retrieved November 11, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Matt McCall hired as new UMass head coach". Coaches Database. March 30, 2017. Retrieved May 1, 2017.