March 22, 2013 |
DAYTON, Ohio - Former Saint Joseph's assistant and South Jersey native Matt Brady picked up his first NCAA Tournament win as a head coach Wednesday night as James Madison beat LIU-Brooklyn, 68-55, in a play-in game. It took Brady 9 years for his win. For the Dukes, it's been much, much longer. "It's significant. There's no escaping that," Brady said. "I think it's great for all head coaches when they have an opportunity to do it on your first [try]. Some of the greats of the game have been in the NCAA Tournament and have struck out for a few years at a time.
February 27, 2004 |
Each St. Joseph's game, Matt Brady takes his seat on the bench, a clipboard tucked under his arm. Hands cupped around his mouth, he occasionally barks out instructions to the Hawks or offers a dig at an official. Mostly, though, Brady trains his eyes on St. Joe's array of long-range shooters, checking such details as release points, balance, and the arc of each shot. During this hard-to-imagine St. Joe's season - which continues tomorrow with the final regular-season road game at Rhode Island, where the second-ranked Hawks will try to extend their perfect season to 26 wins - Brady has watched his work yield fantastic results.
August 3, 2004 |
Highly regarded as a basketball camp instructor, and well-connected with high school coaches in the talent-rich North Jersey-New York area, Mike Rice seemed a logical choice to replace Matt Brady as an assistant coach on Phil Martelli's staff at St. Joseph's. Certainly, Martelli thought so, which is why he was delighted to announce the hiring of Rice yesterday. "Mike has a real wealth of knowledge in terms of skill development," Martelli said. "He's very well liked among high school coaches in New Jersey and New York and by AAU coaches, which makes him very strong for recruiting.
April 3, 2001 |
University of Connecticut assistant coach Karl Hobbs interviewed yesterday for the vacant position of men's basketball coach at Drexel. Hobbs, who has been at UConn since 1993 and coached under Mike Jarvis at Boston University for six years before that, is believed to be one of four leading candidates for the job. The others are former Massachusetts coach Bruiser Flint, St. Joseph's assistant Matt Brady, and Missouri-Kansas City coach Dean...
February 10, 2014 |
Matt Risse laughs when asked a frequent question about comparing his father's high school basketball experience to his own. Risse, a 6-foot-5 senior wing player for Paul VI, acknowledges that from time to time his father, Rich, offers some good-natured ribbing because he has something his son desires: a state championship. Rich Risse was a starter who averaged 17 points for a Paul VI team that won the 1983 state Parochial A title. Now it's called the Non-Public A championship and it holds a magical grip over Matt Risse and the other six seniors on the Paul VI team who will be giving it one final try after advancing to the South Jersey final each of the last two years.
April 4, 1997 |
Villanova assistant basketball coach Paul Hewitt traveled to upstate New York yesterday for a second interview for the head-coaching job at Siena College and has emerged as a favorite for the job. Siena athletic director John D'Argenio said at a news conference yesterday in Loudonville, N.Y., that the school's president, Father Kevin Mackin, was meeting yesterday with someone the school's search committee thought highly of. Mackin said he expected...
March 27, 1997 |
Villanova will open next season in the Black Coaches Association Classic at the Target Center in Minneapolis on Nov. 14. Its opponent is not clear. The BCA Classic features four teams playing a one-night doubleheader. Other teams mentioned as possible participants are Minnesota, South Carolina, Maryland, Wake Forest and Arkansas. The Wildcats' nonconference schedule includes games with Kentucky, Duke, Temple, La Salle, New Orleans and Bradley. FIVE FINALISTS AT SIENA Three of the five finalists for the head-coaching job at Siena and have strong Philadelphia connections.
July 14, 1993 |
Kevin Weiberg, associate commissioner of the Big 10 Conference, has surfaced as a fourth finalist for the vacant athletic director's post at Villanova University, the Daily News has learned. Weiberg will join Big East assistant commissioner Tom McElroy, George Mason AD Jack Kavancz and Kentucky assistant AD Gene DeFilippo on the Main Line campus this week for interviews with the Rev. Edmund Dobbin, the school president. Villanova is hoping to complete its search by the end of the week.
April 26, 2004 |
Matt Brady, St. Joseph's top assistant coach under Phil Martelli for the last nine seasons, will be named head coach at Marist today at a news conference on the school's campus in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. "To get an opportunity like this is an unbelievable thrill for me," Brady, 38, said yesterday. "The difficult part, of course, is leaving St. Joe's and all the wonderful relationships I have with the people there. That makes it bittersweet. " Brady, who has agreed to a four-year contract, was selected over four other candidates.
April 24, 2013
The Bowl Championship Series will be replaced by the College Football Playoff in 2014, BCS conference commissioners said Tuesday. The Rose, Sugar, and Orange Bowls will be joined by the Fiesta, Cotton, and Chick-fil-A Bowls in a six-bowl semifinal rotation, according to ESPN. James Madison gave men's basketball coach Matt Brady a four-year contract extension through 2016-17. Brady, who is from Haddon Heights, guided the Dukes to a 21-15 record, their first Colonial Athletic Association tournament title in 19 years, and their first NCAA tournament bid in the same span.