Former Lubbock Christian student-athlete Matt Read enters his second season as video coordinator with the University of Houston men's basketball program in 2012-13.
In that role, Read will coordinate film exchange and opponents' scouting as well as assisting in other aspects of the program. He will work closely with all members of the coaching staff in game preparation and creating scouting reports.
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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