PHILADELPHIA – Matt Bloom has been named the men's basketball video coordinator at La Salle, head coach Dr. John Giannini announced today.
“Matt has great basketball experience and is one the best people and hardest workers you could meet,” Giannini said. “He has been instrumental in the growth and welfare of our student-athletes and we know he will make even greater contributions this year.”
Bloom spent the 2011-12 season as an academic support assistant with the Explorers men's basketball program. He previously spent three seasons at Rutgers on Fred Hill's staff, including two as the operations coordinator.
“I could not be more excited to continue working for Coach G and such a great staff at La Salle,” Bloom said. “I am thrilled to be a part of the Big 5 basketball tradition.”
Bloom has also served as a consultant with the New Jersey Nets, helping develop the team's defensive player rating system. During his tenure, he also worked for The Hoop Group and managed the office at the Eastern Invitational Basketball Clinic. Bloom served as associate director of Fairleigh Dickinson's Knights basketball camps under head coach Tom Green from 2002-03. He has also worked as a volunteer at the Advanta Tennis Championships and the Adidas ABCD Basketball Camp.
The valedictorian of his high school class, Bloom attended Penn, earning a bachelor of arts in philosophy, politics and economics in 2004. He was a manager with the Quakers for four seasons under head coach Fran Dunphy.