“Coach Matt was very enthusiastic and made sure everyone understood what was going on and all the terminology that was used. He shared stories with us about his basketball career, making it helpful for understanding actual game/ real-life scenarios.” — Isabella Pewarchuk, Point Guard College Grad
Matt McLeod has been a part of the PGC team in a myriad of roles since the spring of 2011, and currently serves as the Assistant Director of Player Development.
In addition to his roles with PGC, Matt just finished his second year as the head coach at Casady High School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. During the 2018-19 season, Matt led the Cyclones to the second-most single-season wins in school history (25). Prior to moving to OKC, Matt had been a head coach in Texas high schools for 10 years, where he amassed over 250 wins and was recognized three times as the state’s Outstanding Coach of the Year by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches.
Matt’s last two seasons in Texas were spent at The Covenant Preparatory School (Kingwood, Texas), where the program has amassed a record of 62-15, including a district championship and a 2016-17 Final Four appearance.
Matt’s first interaction with PGC founder Dick DeVenzio was as a junior in high school when Matt was invited to attend a Prep Stars recruiting event. He then attended a PGC session with one of his athletes in 2010. After seeing what an incredible difference PGC made on his athlete and himself, Matt immediately began implementing the concepts of SCHAPE into both his basketball program and personal life.
Matt graduated from Oral Roberts University in 2004 with bachelor degrees in both communications and English. There, he met his wife Emily, and they have four children: Olivia (11), Wesley (9), Boyce (6) and Elizabeth Joy (4).
Matt’s favorite quote is from Hall of Fame coach John Wooden, “You have not taught until they have learned.”
You can connect with Matt on Twitter and Instagram at @CoachMcLeod.
- Player Development, PGC Basketball*, 2011-present
- Head Coach, Casady School*, 2017-present
- Head Coach/Athletic Director, Covenant Prep, 2015-17
- Head Coach/Athletic Performance, Faith Academy, 2012-15
- Head Coach/Athletic Director, Lake Country Christian, 2010-12
- Head Coach/Athletic Director, Faith Academy, 2007-10
- Student Assistant Coach, Oral Roberts University 2000-01
- Shooting Guard, Wake Christian Academy, 1996-99
Honors and Awards
- 3-time Texas HS Coach of the Year
An Inside Look at Matt Teaching
What They’re Saying About Matt
“Coach Matt you did a great job on teaching all that you could about the game and life.”
— Talen Foree, Playmaker College Grad
“Coach Matt was a different style of coaching then I was used to meaning he didn’t yell or get angry he had a very intentional way of correcting our mistakes so we could learn more and get rid of old bad habits.”
— Carter Smith, Playmaker College Grad
“After coaching for over 25 years, this week has given me a spark to bring more energy and a better mindset to my coaching. I really appreciated the culture that was built by the coaches at this session and will strive to do the same with my team.”
— Rob Hafer, PGC Observing Coach
“He was so energetic, explained everything in a way we could understand, and he was always encouraging and had something to improve on and trying to get better!!!”
— Taylor Brinkley, Playmaker College Grad
“Very informative and worth the investment. The value is worth the time spent. The director Matt is phenomenal as well the other coaches and directors were all amazing. I have been blessed by this experience and hope that as well for all the staff involved with this past week. As well as the campus staff who served us all week.”
— John Loewen, PGC Observing Coach
“Loved the way he took time to answer questions outside of sessions. Things that may not even be basketball-related. Always helping the athletes in any way he can.” — Dominick Daniels, Playmaker College Grad