OFFICIAL: Elkin named Assistant Recruiting Coordinator at Stanford

I first mentioned this move back on May 29th (ACC DIRT) – it’s now official. Here’s the statement from Stanford on the hiring of Matt Elkin as their new Assistant Recruiting Coordinator.

Elkin arrives at Stanford after spending the previous four seasons at Yale as director of basketball operations. Responsible for all logistics of the Bulldogs’ program, Elkin was a part of three Ivy League Championship teams in 2022, 2023 and 2024, and helped Yale to the NCAA Tournament in 2022 and 2024.

Concurrent with his role at Yale, Elkin has served as an assistant coach with Team USA with the under-18 team. He helped lead the Cardinal to a gold medal at the 2022 World Maccabiah Games.

Prior to his time in New Haven, Elkin served as an assistant coach at the Windward School in Los Angeles, where he helped the program to a 53-15 record over two seasons with back-to-back state tournament appearances and a CIF Southern Section Division I championship in 2020. He mentored several student-athletes who went on to play college basketball including two five-star prospects in the class of 2022, Dylan Andrews (UCLA) and Kijani Wright (USC/Vanderbilt).

Elkin spent two seasons at Vermont Academy as a varsity assistant coach from 2016-18. Competing in the NEPSAC, he coached 13 players who went on to play Division I basketball, led by McDonald’s All-American and former Vanderbilt Commodore Simi Shittu and Jordan Nwora, who was an All-ACC honoree and NBA Draft pick by the Milwaukee Bucks.

He has also worked with West Coast Elite, one of the premier event operators and grassroots basketball programs in the nation, and has worked numerous events across the country, including the Pangos and Under Armour All-American Camps.

Elkin is a 2014 graduate of the University of Wisconsin with a BBA in Management & Human Resources. He served as a student manager for the UW men’s basketball team during the 2011-12 season, in which the Badgers finished 27-10 overall and reached the Sweet 16 of theNCAA Tournament. Elkin also served as head manager and student assistant for two seasons at Division III Edgewood College in Madison, Wis., helping the Eagles reach the NACC Championship in 2014.

While earning a Master’s degree in Sports Leadership from Northeastern in 2016, Elkin served as the graduate manager for the men’s basketball team for two seasons. In his first year, the Huskies posted a 23-12 record, captured the CAA Tournament title and advanced to the NCAA Tournament, the school’s first appearance since 1991. During his two seasons, he helped develop five 1,000-point scorers, three first team All-CAA honorees and one CAA Player of the Year, TJ Williams.

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