Matt Houser Named Columbus State Head Women’s Basketball Coach
Columbus- Following an extensive national search, Columbus State University Director of Athletics Todd Reeser has announced Matt Houser as the head women's basketball coach. Houser becomes the 4th head women’s basketball coach in the program’s history.
Houser just completed his first season as an assistant coach with the Columbus State University women's basketball program. He helped lead the Lady Cougars to the championship game of the 2019 Peach Belt Conference tournament.
Houser came to Columbus State from Azusa Pacific (Calif.) University, where he spent three seasons as an assistant.
During his three years at APU, Houser helped the Cougars to a 71-23 overall record and the 2015-16 and 2017-18 PacWest Conference regular season championships. Azusa Pacific also won the PacWest Tournament title in 2016 and earned the top seed in the NCAA West Region in 2016 and 2018.
Prior to his time at Azusa, Houser spent one season at Concordia (Calif.) University, helping the Eagles to a 23-7 record and the program's first NAIA National Tournament victory.
Before joining the college ranks, Houser was the head coach at Santa Margarita (Calif.) Catholic High School. He was the CIF Coach of the Year in 2010 and 2014 after leading Santa Margarita to 3A CIF titles.
Houser played at Irvine Valley College and Chico State. He also played professional basketball for eight seasons across Germany, Switzerland, France and Portugal. During his professional career, he earned League MVP, Euro Cup All-Tournament, Team MVP and Switzerland All-Defensive Team honors.