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Matt McCall

  • Head Coach
  • Seasons: 2017-18 through 2021-22
  • Birthdate: December 12, 1981

Coaching - at UMass

UMass (Head Coach, 2017-2022)

  • Athletic Director Ryan Bamford announced on 3/1/2022 that McCall would be dismissed at the end of the season.1) To McCall's credit, he continued to coach the remainder of the season, notching three straight wins before losing in the A-10 Quarterfinals.
  • 2021-22 season: After losing Tre Mitchell, Carl Pierre, and Ronnie DeGray to the transfer portal, and no incoming recruits, McCall uses the portal to stock up with five players. Scoring wasn't the team's issue, it became defense, where the Minutemen fell to near the bottom in the nation in points allowed per game. Good wins over Rutgers, Saint Louis, Penn State were nullified by too many big nights from opposing teams.
  • 2021 gross earnings: $1,030,7502)
  • 2020-21 season: Grade this as an Incomplete, as UMass only got to play 15 games, with numerous cancellations due to COVID-19. Fifth place finish in the A-10 was the best since the 2007-08 season, but no wins against top teams.
  • March 2020: Accepted a voluntary pay cut as UMass Athletics deals with budget challenges from the fallout of COVID-19.3)
  • 2019-20 season: Going into the season, had four seasons left on current deal.4) Found a little more success with new staff and a promising group of young players, including Tre Mitchell winning A10 Rookie of the Year. Team won 7 of their final 12 games, and 4 of the final 6.
  • 2018-19 season: team struggles to find consistency, and McCall struggles to get through to them during bouts of poor play and bad losses. Post-season: assistant coaches let go, and many players transfer out.
  • 2017-18 season: though the 13-20 record doesn't indicate success, McCall worked through severe limitations in the roster. AD Ryan Bamford was reportedly working on a contract extension for McCall.5)

Head Coaching Record

SeasonOverallWin %ConfWin %PlacePost-Season

McCall vs the A-10

Examining how Atlantic 10 teams fared during McCall's tenure (2017-22).

SchConf Record7)Avg Sd8)Season TitlesTourn. TitlesMcCall vs.9)
DAV.711 (59-24)3.211.200 (1-4)
DAY.705 (62-26)4.41 .250 (2-6)
SBU.698 (60-26)3.211.000 (0-4)
VCU.663 (57-29)4.61 .250 (1-3)
SLU.598 (49-33)5.0 1.250 (2-6)
URI.557 (49-39)6.61 .400 (4-6)
RCH.542 (45-38)6.8 1.200 (1-4)
GM.476 (40-44)7.4 .200 (2-8)
DUQ.424 (36-49)9.2 .500 (2-2)
UM.366 (30-52)9.8
LAS.360 (32-57)11.0 .727 (8-3)
GW.354 (28-51)10.4 .167 (1-5)
SJU.310 (26-58)10.6 .714 (5-2)
FOR.224 (19-66)12.8 .571 (4-3)

Coaching - elsewhere

Chattanooga (Head Coach, 2015-2017)

  • Named Head Coach of the Mocs after Will Wade left to become the Head Coach at VCU
  • Inherited a team coming off a 22-10 season, and improved to 29-6 in his first year at the helm
  • Won the Southern Conference (SoCon) tournament in 2015-16, securing the school's first NCAA bid since the 2008-09 season
  • Named SoCon Men's Basketball Coach of the Year for the 2015-16 season10)

Head Coaching Record - Chattanooga

SeasonOverallWin %ConfWin %PlacePost-Season
2015-1629-6.82915-3.833FirstNCAA First Round

Florida (Assistant Coach, 2011-15)

  • McCall was part of the Florida staff under Head Coach Billy Donovan
  • The four-year span included finishes in two NCAA Elite Eights (2012, 2013) and one Final Four (2014)

Florida Atlantic (Assistant Coach, 2008-11)

  • FAU’s 2010-11 squad won the Sun Belt Regular Season title and earned just the second postseason berth in program history (2011 NIT)

Florida (2001-08)

  • The Gators made the NCAA Tournament in each of those seasons (except for 2007-08), and won back-to-back NCAA Championships in 2006 and 2007
  • Director of Operations, 2006-08
  • Graduate Assistant, 2004-06
  • Student Manager, 2001-04
Atlantic 10 Tournament was cancelled after the First Round, with UM not getting their chance to play. All other post-season tournaments were also cancelled, as COVID-19 impacted all sports.
The school's conference games record, which excludes A-10 Tournament games.
Average Seed for the A-10 Tournament within these 5 years.
McCall (at UMass) versus these schools, including A-10 Tournament games. Known bug in sorting, is not handling .000 properly.
mccall_matt.txt · Last modified: 2023/01/11 23:56 by mikeuma