Matt Grady Joins Aggie Basketball Staff

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State men’s basketball head coach Marvin Menzies announced the hiring of Matt Grady as an assistant coach, Thursday, Aug. 2. Grady joins the Aggies from Cincinnati where he was the director of basketball operations under Bearcat head coach Mick Cronin.

“I’ve known Matt for some time and I’m impressed with his overall knowledge of the game,” Menzies said. “He is a relentless worker on and off the court. I’m very excited that he was willing to join our staff. Having another branch of the Pitino family only strengths our overall mission.”

In addition to working with Cronin, Grady has also studied the game under legendary coaches such as Rick Pitino and Phil Martelli.

“I’m really, really excited to join the New Mexico State family,” Grady said. “I’ve heard nothing but great things from Gus Hauser and Tony Stubblefield. They have a great tradition here and we hope to continue to build on what coach Theus and coach Henson had going. And I’m really excited to get started with coach Menzies.”

Prior to Cincinnati, Grady spent the previous three years as an assistant coach with Cronin at Murray State. As a member of the Racers staff, Grady was the team’s academic liaison and assisted with recruiting, scouting, game preparation and on-court instruction.

"Matt Grady is a tremendous young basketball coach,” Cronin said. “We have worked together for the past six years at Louisville, Murray State and Cincinnati winning three conference championships together and Matt was a big part of that success. I am sad to see him go, but joining coach Menzies is just another extension of our family, and he will help the Aggies continue their rise in college basketball. New Mexico State just got one of the hardest working guys in the country in Matt Grady."

He also worked with Cronin as a graduate assistant coach for two seasons under Pitino at Louisville. With the Cardinals, Grady was responsible for coordinating the team video operations as well as assisting with the Rick Pitino basketball camps.

Grady played on the Saint Joseph’s junior varsity squad and started his coaching career as a student assistant under Martelli. In 2001, he earned a degree in finance. A Springfield, N.J. native, Grady was teammates with former Duke all-American Jay Williams at St. Joseph’s High School in Metuchen, N.J. He also played with the Golden State Warriors forward Al Harrington on the New Jersey Roadrunners AAU team.