Matt Zosel was named Interim Head Coach on May 2 after previous head coach Joe White left to take an assistant coach position at Idaho State University.
Zosel spent his first year as the top assistant at Lane Community College during the 2018-19 season when the Titans reach their first Final Four since he was a player at Lane. Prior to Lane, Zosel served as director and head 17U coach for Jamal Murray Elite in Phoenix, AZ.
Before Zosel’s time in Phoenix, he was the graduate assistant for Coach Dana Altman’s Oregon Ducks. During his tenure at Oregon, the Ducks recorded their winningest 2-year stint. A period that was highlighted by runs to the Final Four and Elite Eight.
In advance of Zosel’s success at the high major level, he was Associate Head Coach at Millikin University and MacMurray College. During Zosel’s time as Associate Head Coach, he helped his respective schools to their winningest record in school history (MacMurray) and their winningest record in a decade (Millikin).
Zosel is a native of Coos Bay, OR and was a three-sport athlete who graduated from Southern Oregon University. He still holds the school record for highest career field goal percentage in SOU history. Zosel was a three time Academic all-American (2x basketball; 1x football), as well as team captain his senior year. Zosel also is a decorated war veteran (2x Bronze Stars) who served as a member of the 75th Ranger Regiment, the US Army’s elite infantry direct action raid force. He lives in Eugene with his partner Sarah Forsyth and has 2 children Gunnar and Gretchen.