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Matt OlingerAssistant Coach
College: Liberty ('08)
Start Date: April 3, 2008
Matt Olinger is in his eighth year with the men's basketball program and second as assistant coach. The Indianapolis, Ind., native has been an integral part of Liberty's success over the last four seasons, helping the Flames to 86 wins. During the 2011-12 season, Olinger served as an assistant coach on Dale Layer's staff.
As the director of basketball operations, Olinger's responsibilities included overseeing film exchange in compliance with Big South Conference policies, facilitating team travel plans, hosting visiting teams and coordinating pre- and postgame meals. He was also responsible for implementing camp marketing strategies, assisting with the oversight of the student managerial staff and overseeing facility upgrades.
During Olinger's time at Liberty, he also served as an interim assistant coach during the spring of 2008 and the spring and summer of 2009. As an interim assistant coach, Olinger was active with 2008-09 spring individual skill instruction and spent a considerable amount of time on the road recruiting in both the summer of 2008 and 2009.
Olinger majored in sport management and earned a Masters of Business Administration from Liberty in 2011.
Olinger, the only remaining staff member of the 2004 Big South Championship team, was a stand-out athlete at Bethesda Christian High School in Indianapolis. Olinger helped lead his team to back-to-back state championships (2002 & 2003) in the hallowed Indiana State Tournament.
In July 2011, Olinger married the former Kathryn Farris. The couple resides in Lynchburg, Va.