June 2, 2014
Mizzou Basketball Head Coach Kim Anderson announced yet another hire to his coaching staff on Monday as Matt Herring, formerly the Director of Athletic Performance with the National Basketball Association's San Antonio Spurs, will direct the Athletic Performance efforts for Tiger Basketball.
Familiar with the college basketball ranks after directing Florida Basketball's strength and conditioning program for seven seasons, including back-to-back NCAA National Championships in 2006 and 2007, Herring comes to Mizzou after two years in San Antonio (2011-13). The Spurs went 108-40 (.730) in those two seasons, advancing to the NBA Finals in 2013.
"This was a big coup for our program, not only because Matt is a highly respected coach that has trained some of the elite basketball players in the world, but because he will mentor and train our young men in every phase of life," Anderson said. "Matt has coached and trained at the highest levels throughout his career and has the ability to get the most out of his teams. We are excited to welcome Matt and his family to Mizzou."
The Austin, Texas, native joined the Spurs organization in 2011 after seven years with Billy Donovan at Florida (2004-11). He went to Gainesville in 2004 and two years later the Gators claimed their first of two consecutive NCAA titles.
"I appreciate Coach Anderson, Mike Alden and the Mizzou Administration for this tremendous opportunity," Herring said. "I became very familiar with Missouri during my time growing up in Texas and my time working at Oklahoma State, and I have always had a tremendous amount of respect for the Athletics Department as a whole, as well as this university. We are very excited to get to town, get to work and become a part of the Mizzou and Columbia communities."
Prior to his time at Florida, Herring spent two years leading the basketball strength and conditioning efforts at Oklahoma State and he was part of the Cowboys' 2004 Final Four run. He also earned his graduate degree from Texas in 2002, learning from current Texas Strength and Conditioning coach, Todd Wright, before taking over at OSU.
Herring graduated from Southwest Texas State in 1994. He and his wife Cindy have one daughter, Laney.
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