SPOKANE, Wash. -- A broad background in basketball coaching experience and deep roots in the Northwest has led Whitworth University to select Matt Logie to be its next head men’s basketball coach, according to Director of Athletics Warren Friedrichs. Logie, who has served as Associate Head Coach at Lehigh University for the past two seasons, replaces Jim Hayford who was hired at Eastern Washington University following a highly successful 10 years leading the Pirates. He will be introduced Tuesday at a press conference on the Whitworth campus.

“Matt is a terrific fit for Whitworth,” Friedrichs said. “He exemplifies our mission as a Christian university and he understands our high academic standards. Matt impressed us through every step in our search process.”

“Having the opportunity to lead a championship caliber basketball program has been a lifelong dream of mine,” Logie said. “To be blessed to have that opportunity at one of the finest academic institutions in the Northwest and on the west coast makes it even more special. Whitworth combines the highest quality of experiences for its student-athletes, academically and athletically, and with that comes the opportunity to coach and develop relationships with some very special young men.”