SPOKANE --- Whitworth University officially introduced Matt Logie as its new men's basketball coach at a press conference on Tuesday morning in Spokane.
“Having the opportunity to lead a championship caliber basketball program has been a lifelong dream of mine,” Logie said. “To be blessed to have that opportunity at one of the finest academic institutions in the Northwest and on the west coast makes it even more special.
Logie just completed his second year as the associate head coach at Lehigh University of the Patriot League. That's also where he played college basketball
“At the end of the day, whether it is at the Division I level or the Division III level, in order to thrive at a place like Whitworth, we must identify and recruit young men who possess our same values,” he said. .
Logie is originally from Mercer Island, Washington, where he played basketball for his grandfather, Ed Pepple. He was a First Team All-State selection after leading Mercer Island to the 1999 state championship.
Logie takes over for Jim Hayford, who accepted the head coaching position at Eastern Washington.
The Pirates finished 28-2 last season, reaching No.1 in the D3hoops.com poll and advanced to the NCAA Division III sectional final (Elite Eight).