ELON, N.C. (AP) -Elon has hired longtime Davidson assistant Matt Matheny to turn around its men's basketball program.
The Phoenix announced the hiring on Sunday.
Matheny replaces 62-year-old Ernie Nestor, who was fired three weeks ago after going 67-117 in six seasons. Elon was 11-20 this year and finished fifth in the Southern Conference's six-team North Division.
Matheny spent 16 seasons on Bob McKillop's staff at Davidson and helped the Wildcats claim five NCAA tournament berths - including last year's Stephen Curry-led run to the regional finals.
They won the Southern Conference's regular-season title this season, were upset in the league tournament and were eliminated by Saint Mary's in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament.

NCAAB Headlines

More inNCAAB News  

NCAAB Top Stories

Thumbnail 2017 NCAA Title Odds   Mike Krzyzewski’s current priority consists of guiding the U.S. men’s national team to gold at the Rio Games. Soon enough, though, the iconic...
Thumbnail Simmons-less Tigers begin new chapter The Ben Simmons Experience, at least collectively, ultimately went down as a major disappointment for LSU. With head coach Johnny Jones feeling the heat, can...
Thumbnail Cardinals to attack ACC all over again Louisville’s 2015-16 campaign couldn’t have ended on a more ignominious note. This year, however, essentially begins in paradise.
Thumbnail Michigan State ready to get back to business The preliminary matchups for the 2016 Battle 4 Atlantis were revealed yesterday, with Michigan State set to take on St. John’s in the first of three...
Thumbnail Trimble returning to Maryland The Maryland Terrapins got some good news last week as Melo Trimble announced he will be returning to the team for his junior...
More inNCAAB Articles  
Advertisement

NCAAB Team Pages

Advertisement