Matt Painter

Matt Painter Bio, Age, Height, Net worth, Divorce, Career, Purdue

Matt Painter Biography

Matt Painter(Matthew Curtis Painter) is the current head coach of the Purdue Boilermakers men’s basketball team. He initially played basketball for a former basketball coach and athletic director, Stan Daugherty. He attended Purdue University as an undergraduate. He is known to be coaching since 1993.

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Matt Painter Age

He was born on August 27, 1970.

Matt Painter Height

His height has not been detailed

Matt Painter Net worth

His net worth is not quite clear but his salary ranges to $ 2,825,000 dollars.

Matt Painter Career

After graduation from Purdue in 1993, Painter moved on to coaching basketball. His first year as a coach was an assistant coach position at Washington & Jefferson College. With his help, the team finished the season with a 22–3 record and a quarterfinal appearance in the NCAA Division III tournament. After three years at Eastern Illinois, he moved to Southern Illinois in 1998 as an assistant to head coach Bruce Weber. Painter was previously acquainted with him while Weber was an assistant coach at Purdue during Painter’s playing days. Weber and Painter quickly turned a team that had a losing record the previous season into a successful team. Painter helped lead the Salukis to the NIT in 2000 and twice to the NCAA Tournament the following seasons while an assistant coach.
Painter was named the 2003-2004 Missouri Valley Conference Coach of the Year.

Matt Painter Family

He was married to beautiful  Jerri Painter but they divorced though the couple had 3 children two daughters and a son.

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Matt Painter Education

He graduated from Delta High School, subsequently went to Purdue University.

Matt Painter Purdue

Painter was recruited by Purdue as the replacement for retiring head coach Gene Keady in the year 2004. He signed a six-year contract as the new Purdue Boilermakers men’s basketball coach. He joined former teammate Cuonzo Martin (now the head coach at University of Missouri) on the coaching staff. Purdue finished the season with a 7–21 record, the most losses in the program’s history in a season his players having injuries, suspensions, and transfers. He took over for Keady as the head coach at his alma mater in 2005 and became the second former Purdue player to become the head coach since Ray Eddy (1950–1965). His first Purdue squad as a head coach came up with wins against eventual NCAA Tournament qualifier Wisconsin and #23 Michigan. During the second season as head coach, the team had high hopes for an NCAA berth. Both power forward Carl Landry and shooting guard David Teague returned to the lineup after injuries, combining an average of about 34 points and 15 rebounds per game. Painter’s Boilermakers finished the preseason with an 11-3 record, which included wins over previously unbeaten and top 25 schools Virginia and Missouri. They headed deep into the regular season without a road win. The team had also not won a road game in the two prior seasons during which Painter was part of the Boilermaker’s bench. That 29 road-game losing streak ended on February 3, 2007, when Purdue beat Penn State at the Bryce Jordan Center. After winning seven of their last ten conference games during the regular season and setting a single-season school record for most home wins at 16 in Mackey Arena, Painter and his Boilermakers finished the regular season with a 9-7 conference record. They received the 5th seed in the Big Ten Tournament and were knocked out in the semifinals when they lost to a Greg Oden-led Ohio State team. Purdue was invited to the 2007 NCAA Tournament, Painter’s second appearance as a head coach, and received a 9 seed. The team’s opening round opponent was Lute Olson’s Arizona. After beating the Wildcats, Purdue fell to Billy Donovan’s number one seeded and defending/eventual national champions, Florida. With +13 wins from the previous season, it was the biggest win-margin turnaround in the program’s history. Coming off one of the program’s biggest single-season improvements, Painter returned only one senior on the roster with 6 newcomers. Painter achieved notable recruiting success. He started at least three freshmen in every game at the start of the ’07-’08 season, making it the youngest starting line-up in the nation. Their winning streak was ended when they lost to in-state rival, Indiana. He and his Boilers finished the regular season in 2nd place with a 15-3 record. During the regular season and into the conference tournament, Purdue was ranked as high as #15 in both polls. His team entered the Big Ten Tournament with the seed. They lost in the quarterfinals to the 10th seeded Illinois. They were invited to the 2008 NCAA Tournament and given a #6 seed. They beat Baylor in the first round, giving Purdue its 10th straight first-round win in the tournament.

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