Matt McLeod Basketball
Get to Know Matt
Matt McLeod has changed the lives of thousands of players and coaches through his work as a basketball coach and leadership development specialist. Having fallen in love with the game from an early age, Matt began coaching and teaching basketball when he was in high school and has been doing so ever since.
Matt has worked with players and coaches all across the country and at all levels - from middle school to the NBA. Regardless of a player’s level, he is committed to helping others overcome setbacks and disappointment to achieve the greatness that’s inside of them.
A highly decorated and nationally respected coach, Matt stepped away from coaching his own team after the 2020-21 season to pursue a new passion. One that's led him to be able to help athletes, coaches, and parents at a deeper and more personal level, all across the world.
Matt spent the last four years of his coaching career as the head coach at Casady High School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. In four years, the program amassed 82 total wins (the highest number during any four-year span), including a 74.2% winning percentage over his final three seasons on the bench. During the 2019-20 season, the Cyclones recorded the most wins in school history (26), breaking the mark they had set the previous year.
Prior to moving to the Sooner State, Matt had spent 10 years as a head coach in Texas. His last two seasons in Texas were spent at The Covenant Preparatory School (Kingwood, Texas), where the program has amassed a record of 62-15, including a district championship and a 2016-17 Final Four appearance.
In all, Matt was a head coach in Texas and Oklahoma high schools for 14 years, where he has amassed 324 total wins and was recognized three times as the Texas Outstanding Coach of the Year by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches.
Matt graduated from Oral Roberts University in 2004 with bachelor's degrees in both communications and English. There, he met his wife Emily, and they have four children: Olivia (13), Wesley (11), Boyce (8), and Elizabeth Joy (7).
Matt’s favorite quote is from Hall of Fame coach John Wooden, “You have not taught until they have learned.”
What They're Saying About Matt...
I’ve never seen anything like what Matt does. It is something very special. It’s more than just making you a better basketball player, it’s about making you a better person.
Enes Kanter, Center, Boston Celtics