Special Chat Guest: Basketball's Matt Driscoll
TigerNet is pleased to announce that Men's Basketball Assistant Head Coach, Matt Driscoll, will be our special guest in TigerActive Chat this Thursday, October 21 from 8-9 PM EST. Coach Driscoll will answer all your basketball questions and get you ready for the 'Excitement Before the Battle' (Clemson's verison of Midnight Madness) which will be on Friday night before the FSU game.
Coach Driscoll Bio:
Matthew Driscoll is in his second season as an assistant coach with the Clemson basketball program. He comes to Tigertown from the University of Wyoming, where he was an assistant coach on Larry Shyatt's staff.
Driscoll helped the Wyoming program to a 19-9 record in 1997-98, its best record in 10 years, and to a berth in the NIT, its first postseason bid since 1990-91. Among the triumphs were wins over top 10 teams from New Mexico and NCAA finalist Utah. Wyoming ranked fifth in the nation in scoring defense and field goal percentage defense, the only school in the country in the top five of both categories.
Prior to joining Shyatt at Wyoming, Driscoll was the head coach at La Roche College in Pittsburgh easons. He reinstated the basketball program at the NAIA Division I level, then brought the program to NCAA Division III. LaRoche was l5-10 in Driscoll's last season as a head coach, tying the school record for victories in a season. La Roche was 15-5 that year against Division III teams.
Driscoll began his coaching career as the head coach at his high school alma mater, Northgate High School in Pittsburgh, in 1988-89. He then served as an assistant coach at Butler County Community college for two seasons, including a state championship campaign in 1992. In 1992-93 he served as an assistant coach at his collegiate alma mater, Slippery Rock University.
Driscoll earned a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Slippery Rock (PA) University in 1992. He has completed course work on a master's in elementary education with an emphasis in mathematics.
Driscoll was the captain of his Northgate High School team in 1982-83 and also played a year at Butler County Community College and a year at Greensboro College in North Carolina.
Driscoll and his wife, Carrie, have two sons: Chase, 3, and Paxton, born June 17, 1998.