Latest News

Elon Phoenix parts ways with coach Matt Matheny

Follow The Capital Sports Report on

Follow us: @CapSportsReport on Twitter | The Capital Sports Report on Facebook

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Elon Phoenix men’s basketball coach Matt Matheny was relieved of his duties on Monday. He spent the last decade as the team’s head coach.

A national search has begun to replace the 49-year-old Shelby, North Carolina native. In the 2012-13 season, he guided the team to the Southern North Division Championship.

Basketball (Photo by

“I want to thank Matt for his leadership over the past 10 years,” Director of Athletics Dave Blank said. “He has been an excellent ambassador for Elon athletics and Phoenix basketball. He has had a positive impact on the lives of the players and we are grateful for all that he has done. His players have excelled in the classroom and as engaged citizens on campus and in the community.

“However, after a thorough review of the program, I believe a new direction at this time is necessary to move our program forward and provide the best chance for our student-athletes to compete for championships. I wish nothing but the best for Matt and his family.”

This past season, the team went 11-20. They had a 7-11 conference record.

Their season concluded on Saturday, March 9 in the CAA Men’s Basketball Championship. The team lost UNCW Seahawks in the CAA first-round in a 92-86 loss.

As the Phoenix head coach, he guided the team to a 151-168 record. He also had a 79-98 record in the Southern Conference, before the team transitioned to the Colonial Athletic Association.

Any Corrections?. You can contact Anthony Caruso III, Publisher at

Patreon button


Follow us: @CapSportsReport on Twitter | The Capital Sports Report on Facebook


©2007-2019 The Capital Sports Report. Please honor copyright! Piracy hurts writers, devalues their works, and puts you and your employer at risk of lawsuits. All original materials contained on this website are protected by the United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcasted without the prior written permission.

About Anthony Caruso III (11384 Articles)
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.