Matthew Garner
Matthew Garner Image
Assistant Coach | 5th Season
Southeast Missouri State

Matthew Garner is in his fifth year with the Dakota State University men's basketball coaching staff.  He was an integral member of the DSU coaching staff that helped the Trojans capture back-to-back Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.) Division II Men's Basketball Conference Tournament Champions in 2012 and 2013.  The Trojans qualified for the NAIA Men's Basketball Nationall Tournament in 2012 and advanced to the NAIA's 'Elite Eight' in 2013 for the first time since 1992.  In addition, Dakota State recorded double digits wins for four straight seasons for the first time in 20 years.

Matthew comes to Dakota State University with a wide background of coaching experience.  He was a member of the 1995-96 undefeated Fort Hays State University NCAA Division II National Championship team that finished an overall record of 34-0.  In addition to his tenure at FHSU, he was an integral part of four conference championships as a player and a volunteer student assistant coach.

After his tenure at Fort Hays State, he joined the coaching staff at NCAA Division I Southeast Missouri State University.  Southeast Missouri State won a conference champinoship team that competed in the coveted NCAA Tournament.  From there, Matthew joined the staff at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs (NCAA Division II) before being called to join the coaching staff at the University of Denver (NCAA Division I).  While at the University of Denver, the team won a conference championshp and participated in the NIT post-season tournament.

After leaving Denver, Matthew joined the coaching staff at DeSmet Jesuit High School in St. Louis, Mo.

Matthew became the assistant men's basketball coach at Dakota State University in June 2009.  He received his bachelor's degree from Southeast Missouri State University.  He currently resides in Madison.

E-mail:  [email protected]

2013-14 Roster
Roster for 2013-14 Men's Basketball Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
RSIan Barse*FRG6-4170Rapid City, S.D.Rapid City Central High School
RSAdam Fideler*FRG6-3180Volga, S.D.Sioux Valley High School
0Dylan HaleSRG6-2175St. Paul, Minn.North Dakota State
RSNathaniel Rauen*FRG6-2185Zumbrota, Minn.Zumbrota-Muzeppa High School
RSLucas Ziemba*FRG6-0160Mazeppa, Minn.Zumbrota-Mazeppa High School
3Cameron RobinsonJRG6-1175Oxford, Ga.Marshalltown Community College
5Marcus SmithSRG6-3195Milwaukee, Wis.Pratt Community College
10Adam HoferFRG6-0180Huron, S.D.James Valley Christian High School
12Seth CavanaughFRG6-3165Mitchell, S.D.Mitchell High School
20Kevin DanielsenJRG5-11185Viborg, S.D.Viborg High School
21Yusuf VinsonSRF6-4215Lincoln, Neb.North Iowa Area Community College
24Ryan McCutcheonJRG6-3190Brookings, S.D.Brookings High School
25Blake HeiserFRG6-0180Watertown, S.D.Watertown High School
33Jordan SnyderJRF6-5215Hartford, S.D.West Central High School
34Taylor ZirbelFRF6-5215Summit, S.D.Summit High School
45Miguel SansavourJRC6-8200Point Fortin, TrinidadWilliston State College (N.D.)
50Cameron KrumpSRC6-8220Colton, S.D.Tri-Valley High School
* Redshirt
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Head Coach
5th season
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5th season
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3rd season
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  • Feb. 23 - Men's Basketball vs Viterbo University - W 56-52 - recap - stats
  • Feb. 18 - Men's Basketball vs Mayville State University - L 62-50 - recap - stats
  • Feb. 17 - Men's Basketball vs 21Bellevue University - W 84-77 (OT) - recap - stats
  • Feb. 11 - Men's Basketball vs Valley City State University - L 90-75 - recap - stats
  • Feb. 10 - Men's Basketball vs RVDickinson State University - W 73-72 - recap - stats
  • Feb. 4 - Men's Basketball vs Viterbo University - L 66-61 - recap - stats
  • Feb. 3 - Men's Basketball vs Waldorf University - W 90-55 - recap - stats
  • Jan. 29 - Men's Basketball vs Mount Marty College - W 78-53 - recap - stats
  • Jan. 26 - Men's Basketball vs Grace University - L 83-80 (OT) - recap - stats