Biography

Matt Doherty played and coached basketball at the University of North Carolina. He started on the 1982 National Championship team with NBA greats Michael Jordan & James Worthy. The program was led by legendary coach Dean Smith. After one year as the head coach at Notre Dame, Matt took over the UNC program and led them to the 2001 Regular Season ACC Championship while being named AP National Coach of the Year.

In addition to coaching at UNC, Matt was the head coach at FAU, SMU and Notre Dame. Additional work experience includes working as a bond salesman on Wall St, color commentator for ESPN and front office executive for the Indiana Pacers and the Atlantic 10 Conference. Currently he owns the Doherty Coaching Practice while co-hosting radio shows for WFNZ and WBT in Charlotte, NC. Matt gives keynote talks on leadership, sales and teamwork. In addition, Matt provides executive coaching and workshops.

Coach Doherty’s passion is teaching and helping people, and organizations, to “Learn & Grow”. His goal for every team he ever coached is to “Get Better Today!”

His clients include Bank of America, Wells Fargo Advisors, Invesco, US Foods, Lowe’s, 5 Guys, Barrett Industries, Essilor USA along with numerous churches and athletic programs.

Matt is married to Kelly and has two children, Tucker and Hattie. They reside in Mooresville, NC.

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