Matt Howerton is one of three new faces on the St. Mary's men's basketball coaching staff in 2017-18. Howerton brings solid knowledge of the Capital Athletic Conference after spending the last two seasons at conference foe, Marymount (Va.) University (2015-17).
He joined the Marymount staff in 2015 after spending a year at the Impact Basketball Academy in Sarasota, Florida, where he was an assistant coach for both its post-graduate and varsity high school teams. Howerton was also a player development specialist, working with kids from all over the United States and different countries of the world. With his efforts, he helped numerous players earn scholarships to various levels of collegiate basketball.
Prior to Impact, Howerton was the head manager at Division II Indiana University of Pennsylvania for four years where he oversaw and coordinated the team’s managers and provided smooth operation of the team. He also assisted the whole men’s basketball staff under Head Coach Joe Lombardi. Howerton helped the program to a 99-23 record, four regular-season Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference championships and two conference tournament championships in his four years as manager.
In August 2014, he worked with the Dominican National Team’s training camp. Additionally, Howerton has worked with various Division I camps at Kentucky, Virginia Commonwealth, St. Louis, Navy, George Mason, and Hoop Group. He also volunteered as a youth coach at Chantilly Youth Association for the SNAP Special Needs Assistant program.
A native of Chantilly, Virginia, Howerton graduated from IUP in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in sport administration and a minor in business.