Matt Mahar
Matt Mahar
Title: Head Men's Basketball Coach
Phone: 767-7330
Email: m.mahar@assumption.edu
Previous College: Johnson State '96
Fax: 798-2568

Matt Mahar begins his third season as the Assumption College men's basketball head coach in 2013-2014. Mahar came to Assumption from Chaminade University in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he served as the men's basketball head coach and the assistant athletic director from 2005-2011.

In 2012-2013, Mahar directed the Hounds to a 21-8 record, a second-place finish in the Northeast-10 regular season and a berth in the NCAA Tournament. The Hounds were also ranked as high as No. 13 in the NABC/Division II National Poll.

In his first season with the Greyhounds, Mahar guided the team to a 14-14 overall record and a berth in the Northeast-10 Tournament Quarterfinals after a road upset of Bentley in the first round. The Greyhounds were a perfect 6-0 in overtime, 8-3 at home and won five of their last six regular-season games to qualify for postseason.

During his five-year tenure, the Silverswords compiled a 101-64 overall record that includes wins over Division I opponents Oklahoma, Princeton and Villanova at the Maui Invitational. A two-time Pacific West Conference Coach of the Year, Mahar has guided his team to three PacWest Championships (2006, 2008, 2011) and three berths in the NCAA Division II National Tournament. The winningest coach in Chaminade history, Mahar has coached two All-Americans and five All-Region players during his time in Hawaii.

Prior to taking over as the program's head coach, Mahar served as the assistant coach and sports information director for Chaminade from 2002-2005. In addition, he was also the interim athletic director during the 2005-2006 season, during which the school added three Pacific West Conference sports with men's and women's soccer and women's basketball.

Mahar got his start in college coaching in the Northeast as he served as an assistant coach at Champlain College (Vt.) from 2000-2002, an assistant coach for Division I University of Vermont during the 1997-1998 season and started as an assistant at Johnson & Wales University (R.I.) in 1996-1997.

A 1996 graduate of Johnson State College (Vt.), Mahar graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science.