Matthew Streich joined the Emmanuel College Athletic Department staff in September of 2014 as an Assistant Coach for the Saints Men’s Basketball Team. Streich brings with him a diverse coaching background as well as playing experience at the collegiate and professional level.
At Emmanuel, Streich has been a part of a coaching staff that has guided the Saints to back-to-back appearances in the GNAC Semifinals. He also played a role in the development of two All-GNAC student-athletes in John Clay and Kyle Davis.
Streich earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing, graduating from Ithaca College in Ithaca, N.Y. in 2011. Prior to attending Ithaca, Streich was enrolled at Saint Mary’s College of Maryland where he played on both the basketball and baseball teams before transferring after one academic year.
Streich played four years of collegiate baseball, starting out at Saint Mary’s College before finishing his final three playing seasons at Ithaca College, where he was a three-time all-conference athlete.
Since graduating, Streich has been active in the coaching scene while also pursing the opportunity to play professional baseball overseas and domestically. He served as a player/assistant coach for multiple teams along his journey, making stops in Sweden, Australia, New Mexico, and Northern California.
During these playing stints, Streich began coaching basketball, getting his start as a Head Coach in the East Greenwich HS (R.I.) Summer League Head Coach in 2010.
He also served as an Assistant Coach to the East Greenwich HS (R.I.) varsity team and later served as the Assistant Coach tothe Xaverian Brothers HS Varsity Basketball program in Westwood, Mass during the 2013-14 campaign.
Streich was as the Head Coach for the Rhode Island Hawks AAU Basketball program from 2011-13 and later, the New England Storm 17u AAU team, where he still coaches today. Five of his nine current players with the Storm will be playing collegiately this fall.
Streich was the Director of Basketball Operations at the Linx Camp this past summer, working with current and former NBA players, such as Brian Scalabrine, Terry Rozier, and Phil Pressey.
He is also a member of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).