GW men’s basketball head coach Chris Caputo named Matt Colpoys the program’s new Director of Recruiting on Tuesday. Colpoys comes to GW after serving as a graduate assistant at Iowa State following two years as an assistant coach at Johns Hopkins.
“Matt will be an excellent addition to our staff,” Caputo said. “Matt embodies a lot of the characteristics we are looking for to succeed in this position.. He is smart, hard-working and has a tremendous passion for the game.
“He brings experience in successful college basketball programs by playing at Penn State Behrend and working at Johns Hopkins. In addition, his experience at the highest level at Iowa State this summer really prepared him to seamlessly make the transition to GW.”
Colpoys helped oversee the best two-year record in program history during his tenure at Johns Hopkins, aiding the Blue Jays to a 47-8 mark in 2019-20 and 2021-22 (2020-21 not played due to COVID-19). Hopkins won a pair of Centennial Conference championships during Colpoys’ tenure and advanced to two Division III NCAA Tournaments.
Among his chief duties were player development, scouting, recruiting and analytics. Within the recruiting realm, he was involved in all aspects of evaluating and recruiting potential student-athletes. Namely, he organized the recruiting database, evaluated players, communicated with recruits and organized on-campus visits.
“I’m grateful to Coach Caputo for giving me the opportunity to be a part of the men’s basketball program at George Washington,” Colpoys said. “After talking with Coach Caputo and his staff and hearing the vision they had for GW, it was something I immediately wanted to be a part of. I can’t wait to get started and get to work.”
Colpoys is a 2018 Penn State Behrend graduate with a finance degree. He led the Lions to a 42-14 record as a two-year starter before an injury late in his sophomore campaign ended his playing career. He averaged 7.1 points, 2.6 assists and 2.6 rebounds per game in his first two years. Colpoys then joined the PSB coaching staff as a student assistant for two years. The Lions went 44-13 with an AMCC Tournament Championship and NCAA First Round appearance during his tenure on the bench.
Colpoys was a volunteer assistant for the Erie Bayhawks of the NBA G League in the spring of 2019. He was also a camp counselor at basketball camps at Penn State Behrend, Michigan, Notre Dame and LeMoyne for three summers.