Matt Read enters his third season with the University of Houston men's basketball program in 2013-14.
Prior to the start of the season, he was elevated to associate of director of operations. in that role, he will coordinate all contracts and team travel and works as a liaision to visiting teams and Athletics Department staff.
In addition, he assists with on campus recruiting, manages correspondence and relations with alumni, former players and program supporters, supervies the student managers and helps with game-day responsibilities.
Before moving to that position, Read served for two seasons as the teams' video coordinator.
In addition to his administrative duties with the Cougars, Read also is working on his master's degree in leadership from Lubbock Christian.
Read joined the Cougars after finishing his bachelor's degree at Lubbock Christian. There, he served as team captain on the Chaparrals men's basketball team and graduated summa cum laude with a 3.86 grade-point average while studying organizational management.
He received the LCU Distinguished Achievement Award as the Top Male Student from the Organizational Management Department and was a member of the All-Sooner Athletic Conference Team and the league's All-Academic Team.
On the court, he averaged 11.9 points and 6.1 rebounds per game to rank among the Chaps' top-two individual leaders in both categories. Read posted a career-high 26 points at Eastern New Mexico.
Before studying at Lubbock Christian, Read spent the 2009-10 season at Utah and was a member of the 2010 Mountain West Conference All-Academic Team. In 2008-09, he competed at Collin College, where he was an NJCAA All-American and earned his associate's degree in sports management.
He began his collegiate career at UT Arlington, where he played his first two seasons. In 2008, he received the Scholar-Athlete Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement and was a member of the Southland Conference Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll.
Read is single and lives in Houston.
MATT READ AT A GLANCE
Full name: Matthew Scott Read
Hometown: Weatherford, Texas
Birthdate: July 31, 1987
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