Buena Vista head men's basketball coach, Todd Lorensen, has announced the hiring of Matthew Dickman as an assistant coach on his staff beginning this season.
Dickman comes to Buena Vista after spending the 2017-18 as an assistant coach at Indiana University East.
"Matt has a tremendous background as both a player and coach," says Lorensen. "When narrowing in on candidates, it was important to me to find a coach who came from a winning background which he certainly does. His work ethic and passion for basketball will be a vital part of our staff's efforts to compete for IIAC championships year in and year out."
In his one season with at IU East, the Red Wolves went 34-3 and advanced into the NAIA Division II National Championship semifinal game. The team also had an All-American and led all of NAIA DII in overall wins.
Dickman arrived at IU East after serving as a graduate assistant at Central Methodist University, an NAIA school in Fayette, Mo. He also spent time as assistant coach at Brown Mackie College in Salina, Kan. Dickman has been part of programs that have earned regular Top 25 rankings and has coached a total of three All-Americans.
Dickman is a Tucson, Ariz., native and played college basketball at Kansas Wesleyan University. He was a two-time all-conference performer and is a member of Kansas Wesleyan's 1,000 points club.
He earned his bachelor's degree in physical education from Kansas Wesleyan and holds a master's degree in education/athletic administration focus from Central Methodist.