MILTON, Mass. – Curry College Athletic Director Vinnie Eruzione has announced the appointment of Matt LeVangie of Peabody, Massachusetts as head men's basketball coach.
"We are pleased to announce Matt LeVangie as our new head men's basketball coach," said Eruzione. "He brings great basketball knowledge and a tremendous work ethic to Curry, along with a commitment to academic and athletic success and community involvement. Matt has a great passion for the success of his student-athletes both on and off the court."
"I am grateful to be named head men's basketball coach at Curry College," said LeVangie. "This is an exciting time to be associated with the Curry Athletics program, and it is my goal to enhance the success of the program and the pride of the Curry College community."
LeVangie comes to Curry after four seasons as head coach at Wheelock College. Only the second men's basketball coach in program history, he led the Wildcats to a third-place regular season finish and a berth in the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Tournament in his first season at the helm (2011-2012).
LeVangie has over 13 years of coaching experience at the collegiate level, including three at the NCAA Division II level. His experience has allowed him to excel in scouting, recruiting and development of both frontcourt and backcourt players, including a number of all-conference honorees.
He served as an assistant coach at Division II Stonehill College for two seasons, where he helped guide the Skyhawks to a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances as well as the Northeast-10 Conference regular-season crown.
Prior to Stonehill, LeVangie was the associate head coach at Lasell College for three campaigns, where he helped lead the Lasers to a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Tournament Championship and NCAA Tournament berth in 2008, and the GNAC regular-season title the following season.
LeVangie also spent two seasons as the associate head coach at his alma mater, the University of Mary Washington (Fredericksburg, Virginia), and began his coaching career with a two-year stint as an assistant coach at Suffolk University from 2002-2004.
The former point guard has also helped hone the skills of many players at various well-known area basketball camps.
LeVangie enjoyed a four-year playing career at Mary Washington and was a captain for his final season with the Eagles. He graduated from Mary Washington in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and added a master's degree in special education from the same institution in 2008.
A native of Scituate, Mass., LeVangie works full-time as a special education teacher in the Framingham, Mass. school system.
-Portions courtesy of Wheelock Sports Information