Baylor Men's Basketball vs. Texas A&M-Commerce - 11/04/2006
Matthew Driscoll is in his sixth year as an assistant basketball coach at Baylor University. Driscoll was the first assistant to join the Bears' current staff, accompanying head coach Scott Drew from Valparaiso. In May 2008, Driscoll was voted as the No. 9 assistant coach nationally in a survey of coaching professionals conducated and published by FoxSports.com.
Last season, Driscoll and the Bears rose to national prominence when Baylor made its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1988. The Bears finished with a 21-11 overall record after a first-round loss to 18th-ranked Purdue, marking the fourth 20-win season in school history.
Among the many duties Driscoll is responsible for are assisting in recruiting, the scouting of opponents, coordinating individual workouts, coordinating equipment, NCAA compliance liaison, coordinating weekly schedules and supervising academics.
Driscoll, who spent a total of seven weeks at Valpo before coming to Baylor, spent the previous five seasons as an assistant at Clemson under Larry Shyatt from 1998 to 2003. While assisting Shyatt, Driscoll helped Clemson to the 1999 NIT championship game. During the 1998-1999 campaign, the Tigers won 20 games, including four in the NIT, before losing to California by one point in the championship on the final possession. Driscoll also played a part in Clemson's three victories over North Carolina during a five-year period, including an upset over the top-ranked Tar Heels. In 2002-2003, the Tigers compiled a 15-13 record.
Prior to his stint at Clemson, Driscoll was an assistant coach for Shyatt at Wyoming during the 1997-1998 campaign. The Cowboys recorded a 19-9 mark and earned a berth in the NIT that season. Wyoming won two games against top 10 teams that year, including an upset of national finalist Utah.
Driscoll also has head coaching experience, guiding LaRoche College in Pittsburgh, Pa., from 1993 to 1997. Prior to becoming the head coach at LaRoche, he served as a volunteer assistant at Slippery Rock University. He also was an assistant coach at Seneca Valley High School in Zelienople, Pa., from 1991 to 1993 and an assistant coach at Butler [Pa.] County Community College from 1990 to 1991. Driscoll's career began at his prep alma mater, as he served as head boys basketball coach at Pittsburgh's Northgate High School from 1988 to 1990.
A former president of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Assistant Coaches Board of Directors, Driscoll has been active in the organization since 1994 and a member of the board since 1998.
A 1992 graduate of Slippery Rock with a Bachelor of Science degree in education, Driscoll has earned a certification in elementary education.
Driscoll and his wife Carrie have two sons, Chase and Paxton.