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Matt McKillop

 
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Former Davidson men’s basketball standout Matt McKillop ’06 joined his father’s staff as an assistant coach in 2008.

“I feel so fortunate to be a member of this staff and part of this program,” commented McKillop. “I grew up a ball boy and cheering on the team as a child, was given the opportunity to wear a Davidson uniform as a player, and I am now so grateful to be in a position to continue to make Davidson basketball better everyday.”

Promoted to associate head coach prior to the 2016-17 season, Matt is involved in all aspects of the program, including recruiting, scheduling, editing tapes for scouting and teaching purposes, analytics and community involvement.

“I am honored and humbled to have been given the title of associate head coach. I saw as both a player and a colleague the impact that great associate head coaches could have on this program in Matt Matheny and Jim Fox, and hope I can continue to carry that torch to help this program achieve greatness,” Matt said.

“He has worn all the hats and has had all the experiences of our previous outstanding associate head coaches. Matt is well on his way to preparing himself to be a very successful head coach,” commented Bob McKillop.

The 2019-20 campaign will be Matt’s 12th season on the Wildcat bench, where he has helped his alma mater to 238 victories and 146-52 (.737) record in conference play, which includes a 59-31 mark in the A-10 the last five years.

In 2015, the Wildcats earned the school’s first-ever NCAA at-large selection after capturing the A-10 regular season title. Two years ago, Davidson accomplished another feat, claiming the program’s first A-10 Tournament Championship.

Individually, six players have received All-America and conference Player of the Year recognition, while 22 all-conference nods have been awarded during his time.

“Matt continues to play a significant and vital role on our staff. It has been particularly evident as we have made the transition to the Atlantic 10,” said McKillop. “We find our program on very solid ground as we will welcome back another roster of superb student-athletes.”

In addition to Davidson averaging 22 wins a year during Matt’s tenure, the Wildcats have won five regular-season conference crowns and three tournament titles, while advancing to postseason play nine times (4 – NCAA, 4 – NIT, 1 – CBI).

McKillop has played a major role on the recruiting trail, most notably his Ohio connections, which helped the Wildcats land Brian Sullivan ’16, Peyton Aldridge ’18 and Jack Gibbs ’17.