Matt Fraschilla named Assistant Basketball Coach at Harvard

 Tommy Amaker, The Thomas G. Stemberg ’71 Family Endowed Coach for Harvard Men’s Basketball, has announced the hiring of Matt Fraschilla ’17 as the program’s new assistant coach. The former Crimson letterwinner replaces Brian Eskildsen, who recently joined the Georgia Tech men’s basketball staff.
“We are thrilled to welcome Matt back to Harvard,” Amaker said. “Matt was a model for what we look for in our program during his time on campus – a Scholar & Baller – and has represented our program in a first-class manner as a graduate since he left. He will bring immense value given his background in our program, as a graduate of Harvard, and as someone who has worked for one of the premier programs in our sport for the past five years. He will play a key role in every aspect of our program moving forward.”
Fraschilla returns to Cambridge after a five-year stint at Villanova where he served as a graduate manager (2017-18, 2018-19) and video coordinator (2019-20, 2020-21, 2021-22). During his successful stint in Philadelphia, Pa., he helped the Wildcats to a 134-36 record (67-22 BIG EAST), six conference titles (3 regular season, 3 tournament) and four NCAA tournament appearances, including a national title in 2018 and a Final Four berth in 2022.
In his most recent role at Villanova, Fraschilla oversaw the team’s video efforts, working closely with the coaching staff for opponent scouting purposes. He also served as a producer for the program’s podcast, which aired throughout the academic year.
Prior to embarking on his career in the City of Brotherly Love, Fraschilla earned varsity letters at Harvard from 2014-17. The guard helped the Crimson capture Ivy League titles in 2013-14 and 2014-15, both of which resulted in a pair of NCAA appearances, including a Round-of-32 effort in 2014. Over the course of his career, Harvard went 81-39 and 40-16 in the Ivy League.

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