|Title:||Head Men's Basketball Coach|
Matt Logie became head basketball coach at Whitworth University in May of 2011 after a successful term as Associate Head Coach at Lehigh University, a member of the NCAA Division I Patriot League.
Logie has made an immediate impact, leading the Pirates to the NCAA Division III Sweet 16 in each of his first two seasons. In his first year guiding the Pirates Logie led Whitworth to a 26-4 record and two national tournament road victories. Last winter the Pirates again reached the round of 16 and finished 26-4. Whitworth has extended its streak of Northwest Conference regular season and tournament championships to four in a row over Logie's first two seasons.
The eighth leading scorer in Lehigh school history, Logie completed his eighth season as an assistant coach and second as the associate head coach at his alma mater in the spring of 2011. Logie re-joined the Mountain Hawks coaching staff for his second stint prior to the 2007-08 season and played a large role in leading Lehigh to the 2009-10 Patriot League regular season and tournament championships.
Logie has coached under several mentors, including current Lehigh head coach Brett Reed. Billy Taylor coached Logie during his senior season at Lehigh before Logie joined Taylor's Mountain Hawk staff for three seasons. Taylor is now the head coach at Ball State University. Logie also worked for Jim Christian at Kent State in 2006-07. Christian is now the head coach at Ohio.
After returning to his alma mater, Logie's role as the top assistant coach and associate head coach at Lehigh played out in several ways, most notably in the recruitment of C.J. McCollum who was selected as the 2010 Patriot League Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year after leading all NCAA Division I freshman in scoring, and in his scouting and game planning for the 2010 Patriot League Tournament and NCAA First Round game against overall-top seed Kansas.
In 2010 Logie was named as the top Patriot League Assistant Coach in men's basketball in a Foxsports.com Coaches Poll and this season he was recognized as one of the top 50 Assistants in Mid-to-Low Major College basketball by Hoopscoop on-line magazine.
Logie spent the 2006-07 season at Kent State University as the Director of Basketball Operations in which he was responsible for the academic progress of the program's student-athletes in addition to developing video edits for scouting and skill development and assisting in practice development, skill instruction development and team conditioning. Logie was also responsible for all of the program's administrative duties, including team travel, film exchange and compliance.
Logie originally served on the Lehigh staff for three seasons through 2006, first as the Director of Basketball Operations and then as an assistant coach. Among his many duties while at Lehigh, Logie was responsible for on and off campus recruiting, opponent scouting, individual skill development sessions, summer camps and team travel. He was instrumental in the Mountain Hawks 2004 Patriot League Championship and NCAA Tournament appearance. During his first three years on Lehigh's staff, the Brown and White won the most games in school history.
During his playing days at Lehigh, Logie scored 1,524 career points and his 262 three-point field goals is still a school record. In addition, Logie twice led the Patriot League in free throw percentage for a season. He graduated from Lehigh in 2003 and earned his Master's in Educational Leadership in 2006.
Logie grew up surrounded by the game of basketball as the grandson of Mercer Island High School head coach Ed Pepple. Pepple, a legend in Washington's high school ranks, won 952 games and four state championships in 49 years as a head coach, 42 of which came at Mercer Island. His 1985 squad, which featured future Duke star Quin Snyder, is regarded by many as one of the Washington's greatest teams. His career win total is nearly 300 more than Pat Fitterer of Ellensburg, who is next on the list with 680 victories in 34 years.
Logie was part of two state championships while playing for his grandfather from 1997-99. He earned First Team All-State as a senior while leading the Islanders to a 27-3 record and a state 3A championship in 1999.