Matt  Klemin
Assistant Coach

Matt Klemin, most recently on the women's basketball staff at Vanguard University, was named assistant coach at UC Davis in May 2011.

Klemin joined the staff after spending the last two seasons at Vanguard University in Southern California where he helped direct the Lions' defense, served as recruiting coordinator and prepared scouting reports.

"Matt is going to be a wonderful additional to our staff," said Gross. "Not only is he a talented skill development coach and a tremendous tactician, but he is also well-versed in various styles of play and brings a wide range of experience to the program.

"Most importantly," she added. "Matt shares my philosophy for developing a strong team culture and building great relationships. He is a positive role model who is going to help our student-athletes succeed in all aspects of their lives."

Klemin's tenure at Vanguard followed one season at Azusa Pacific University and two years at Cal Baptist where he was involved in all aspects of the two NAIA programs. He started his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Big West member Cal Poly from 2004-06.

Klemin has also gained valuable experience coaching at the high school and club level and at several camps including those at Cal, UC Santa Barbara and the University of San Francisco.

Klemin earned his bachelor's degree in graphic communications from Cal Poly in 2005, adding a master's degree in education administration a year later.