Aug. 22, 2003
Baylor men's basketball head coach Scott Drew announced the first member of his coaching staff here Friday. Matthew Driscoll, a former assistant coach at Clemson, follows Drew to Baylor from Valparaiso. Driscoll, who served as an assistant under Larry Shyatt at Clemson since 1998, joined Drew's Valparaiso staff July 1.
While assisting Shyatt, Driscoll helped Clemson to the NIT Championship Game in 1999. During the 1998-99 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 2002-03, the Tigers compiled a 15-13 record.
Prior to his stint at Clemson, Driscoll was an assistant coach for Shyatt at the University of 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, Penn., from 1993-97. 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, Penn. from 1991-93, an assistant coach at Butler (Penn.) County Community College from 1990-91 and a head boys basketball coach at Northgate High School in Pittsburgh from 1988-90.
Formerly the President of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Assistant Coaches Board of Directors, Driscoll has been active in the organization 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 children, Chase and Paxton.