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OWNER / LEAD DIRECTOR

 

Matt Garnett is the owner, founder, and director of MGBasketball Instruction.  Since MGBasketball’s inception in 2007, Garnett has developed his MGBasketball Post and Guard School camps and Fearless Shooter Academy camps that are held across the state of Texas each summer for both girls and boys. Garnett runs workouts and skill development academies throughout the year.  

 

Garnett also serves as the founder and director of Hoops for Him, which is a non-profit organization seeking to train and equip current high school and collegiate student-athletes to become leaders within their teams and on their campuses.

Garnett began his coaching career at the high school level before moving into the collegiate ranks. During his time as the head coach at McMurry University, Garnett led McMurry to its first American Southwest Conference Championship and NCAA National Tournament appearance in over ten years.  As well, he was named the Conference Coach of the Year. During his tenure at Wayland, Garnett orchestrated a turnaround leading the Pioneers back to the NAIA National Tournament in both 2014 and 2015 after inheriting a team that won only nine games prior to his arrival. The 2014-15 season produced a 27-6 record and the school’s first Sooner Athletic Conference Championship in the history of the program.  In 2017, while serving as the Associate Head Coach at Texas Wesleyan University, Garnett helped the Rams win the NAIA National Championship.  

“Coach Garnett is known for his specific and detailed approach to teaching the game of basketball. He teaches players more than just the skills of the game. He teaches them how to apply those skills into game situations.”

 

- Ron Holmes, Hall of Fame Coach - McMurry University

Garnett graduated from Wayland Baptist University with a B.A in English and holds a Master’s Degree in Christian Ministry from Wayland Baptist University. 

PLAYING EXPERIENCE:

  • NAIA All American 
  • NAIA Academic All American 
  • Wayland Baptist University All-Decade Team
  • 4 NAIA National Tournament Appearances
  • All-State - Glen Rose High School
  • Led the State of Texas (All Classifications) in FT% and 3pt%