ST. MARY’S CITY, Md. – St. Mary’s College of Maryland Athletics is pleased to announce the hiring of Matt Howerton as the Seahawks’ assistant men’s basketball coach, the department announced today. Howerton, who will also serve as the assistant director of game operations, brings over five years of collegiate coaching experience to St. Mary’s College.

“I’m excited to have Matt Howerton join our staff as our assistant coach,” stated Head Men’s Basketball Coach Chris Harney ’97.”Matt has volunteered for our basketball program for over two years and is completely deserving of the full-time position. He has been a dedicated and loyal member of our staff and will continue to work tirelessly at providing a great experience for our student-athletes.”

Howertonheads into his new role with a vast knowledge of the St. Mary’s College men’s basketball program as he served as a volunteer assistant coach for the past two seasons.Howertonassisted in all aspects of the Seahawk men’s basketball program in the last two years.

I am thrilled to get to work as the next assistant men’s basketball coach at St. Mary’s College of Maryland,” said Howerton. “I am excited to be a part of the SMCM community and learn under one of the best head coaches in the country in Chris Harney ’97. I would like to thank him and our Director of Athletics Scott Devine for this opportunity and the support they have shown me these past couple of years!”

Before joining the Seahawks,Howertonspent two seasons at Marymount (Va.) University (2015-17) as an assistant coach. 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.Howertonwas 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,Howertonwas 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.Howertonhelped 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 the 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 sports administration and a minor in business.

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