Matt Corkery
Matt  Corkery

Whitharral, Texas

High School:
West Texas A&M '93

Last College:
West Texas A&M '93

Associate Head Coach

Associate head coach Matt Corkery has been instrumental in Texas Tech's guard development.

@MattCorkery | CoachMattTTU | Email Coach Corkery

• Matt Corkery enters his third season as the associate head coach for Texas Tech women's basketball.

• Main responsibilities include recruiting, defense, guard play, scheduling and scouting.

• Was instrumental in the development and growth of Tech's guards, including All-Big 12 selection Amber Battle, who led the team in scoring for the first time in 2013-14. His experience as a head coach and recruiter helped the Lady Raiders land one of its most promising recruiting classes after just his first season at Tech.

• Battle only improved under Corkery's tutelage during the 2014-15 season, becoming the 31st Lady Raider in program history to eclipse the 1,000-point scoring mark. Corkery was also a key cog in the process of bringing in not only the talented crop of transfers waiting to take the Big 12 by storm in 2016-17, but also the two freshmen ranked in ESPN's top 110 coming out of high school who are looking to contribute right away during the 2015-16 season.

• Came to Tech after five successful seasons in Washington, D.C. at American University.

• American won three Patriot League Regular Season Championships, two appearances in the Patriot League Postseason Championship and three WNIT berths.

• Was named Patriot League Coach of the Year in 2010 and 2012.

• Left with a .656 career winning percentage (101-53), which is second best all-time in conference history.

• Coached a Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year, two-time Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year, two Patriot League Players of the Year, four Patriot League All-Rookie Team honorees, eight All-Patriot League selections, and 23 Patriot League Academic Honor Roll picks.

• Became the second-fastest coach in Patriot League history and fastest in American program history to reach 100 career wins.

• In 2011-12, American recorded the first-ever 14-0 Patriot League regular season. Their 23-8 overall record matched a program record for most wins in a single season.

• Spent three seasons as the associate head coach at Division II Emporia State (Kan.) where he helped guide the squad to a 63-25 record and No. 2 national ranking twice.

• Served as an assistant coach at Stephen F. Austin University from 1999-2001. During his tenure, the Ladyjacks won consecutive Southland Conference titles and made successive appearances in the NCAA Tournament.

• Head coach at Howard College (Texas) from 1996-99 where he led the Lady Hawks to three top 10 rankings in the National Junior College Athletic Association polls and an overall record of 90-12.

• Named the NJCAA Region V Coach of the Year in 1998, as his squad compiled a 34-3 record and finished in third-place in the NJCAA National Tournament.

• In 1995-96 he was an assistant at West Texas A&M after two seasons as a student assistant and grad assistant.

• Corkery mentored a Buffs squad that went 28-3, won the Lone Star Conference title and was ranked as high as No. 4 in the NCAA Division II national rankings.

• Earned a Bachelor's degree in education in 1993 and a Master's of sports and exercise sciences in 1996 from West Texas A&M University.

"I feel fortunate to bring Matt Corkery to the Lady Raider program. His head coaching experience is invaluable and he has been successful at every stop in his career. Matt is a tremendous recruiter and will be an asset in all facets of the program. His West Texas ties & knowledge of the program's tradition make him the perfect fit."
- Head Coach Candi Whitaker


Follow us!