CLAREMONT, CA. – The Pomona-Pitzer Men's Basketball Team is proud to announce Matt Streich as the new member of their coaching staff. The new assistant coach brings a wealth of experience to the Sagehens, having coached for more than eight years prior to joining.
Streich last worked at Nichols College as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator, helping the Bisons to two straight Commonwealth Coast Conference titles and two straight NCAA Tournament appearances. He helped the team to a 53-7 record during his tenure, including their first Elite Eight appearance in the NCAA Tournament in program history in the 2018-19 season. The Bisons reached a program-high No. 8 ranking in the nation during the 2018-19 season and posted the 12th-highest scoring offense in the country that same year. Streich developed eight All-Conference players at Nichols, including Marcos Echevarria who won 2nd Team All-American in 2019 and was No.16 all-time in scoring in NCAA DIII history (2,519). Echevarria was also third in NCAA history in career three-pointers made (479).
Prior to serving at Nichols College, Streich spent three seasons as an assistant coach at Emmanuel College. During his time there, he helped the program reach the Great Northeast Athletic Conference semifinal in back-to-back seasons (2015-16, 2016-17) for the first time in a decade. He also recruited two of the top-seven scorers in program history in Joey Tamburro and Emmett Riddick.
Matt Streich also coached at Xaverian Brothers High School in Westwood, Massachusetts during the 2013-14 season and his alma mater East Greenwich High School in 2012-13. He was also the head coach of the Rhode Island Hawks and New England Storm U-17 Boys AAU programs from 2011-17.
Streich graduated from Ithaca College in 2011 with a Bachelors degree in Marketing. He played baseball for three years at Ithaca College where he was named 1st Team All-Conference twice and 2nd Team All-Conference once. After graduating from Ithaca College, Streich played four seasons of minor league baseball both domestically and overseas in Sweden and Australia from 2011-2014 and spent two seasons as an assistant coach in the minor leagues domestically.
He also earned a Masters degree in Organizational Leadership from Nichols College in 2019. He is currently a member of the Jewish Coaches Association and National Association of Basketball Coaches. Streich is also the host and producer of The Coaches' Classroom Podcast.