Emmitsburg, Md. (June 18, 2012)--Mount St. Mary's men's basketball coach Jamion Christian has announced the hiring of Dave Matturro as Director of Basketball Operations. Matturro comes to the Mount after spending the past season as a graduate manager at Virginia Commonwealth University under head coach Shaka Smart.
Prior to his time at VCU, Matturro spent three seasons at Siena College as the Director of Basketball Operations from 2008-11. Siena won consecutive Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference regular season and tournament titles in his first two seasons with the Saint. IN 2008-09, Siena advanced to the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament after posting a win over Ohio State. While at Siena, Matturro assisted the coaching staff in all aspects of the program, playing a vital role in the oversight of the team's film exchange and coordination of travel.
"Dave was the first call I made when accepting the job here at Mount St. Mary's," said Christian. "I want to be surrounded by those who will work tirelessly for our program and for its success. I knew that Dave would improve us each day not only through his work, but also through his desire to get us back into the top of the league. He provides us with a wealth of knowledge from previous successful programs as well."
Before arriving at Siena, Matturro served as the Junior Varsity Head Coach and Assistant Varsity Coach at the Boys' Latin School of Maryland for two years from 2006-2008. During his senior year of college, he worked at Bishop Kearney High School in Rochester, N.Y. as the Head Coach of the Boys Freshmen team during the 2005-2006 season. He gained additional experience working for the Hoop Group at various high school, grassroots, and individual events.
Matturro graduated from St. John Fisher College in May of 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics. He also is currently working towards completing his Master's Degree through VCU's Center for Sport Leadership.