American University men's basketball head coach Mike Brennan announced the first two members of his coaching staff for this upcoming season. AU Director of Basketball Operations, Matt Wolff, and former Georgetown University Director of Operations, Scott Greenman, were appointed assistant coaches.
"I am excited to announce that Matt Wolff and Scott Greenman are joining our coaching staff," said Brennan. "Matt and Scott were terrific athletes at Boston University and Princeton, respectively. Both bring a tremendous amount of experience with them and will help build a strong and successful men's basketball program here at AU."
Wolff spent three seasons on the Eagles staff under former head coach Jeff Jones, handling the day-to-day operations of the basketball office, including film exchange and breakdown, team travel, on-campus recruiting and team camps.
"Matt has already played a pivotal role at AU, helping complete our 2013 recruiting class by securing a fourth commitment," said Brennan. "He helped to make this transition a smooth one, and we will continue to rely heavily on Matt as we move the program forward."
American won 52 games in Wolff's three seasons, going .600 (24-16) in Patriot League play. The Eagles won 20 games in both 2010-11 and 2011-12, making an appearance in the College Insider Tournament (CIT).
Wolff was a member of the Boston University men's basketball team, playing under his father, former head coach Dennis Wolff. Wolff started 54-of-94 games for the Terriers and was named the America East Men's Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year as a senior. He was also named to the America East All-Defensive Team in his final season and ranked seventh in the conference in both assists per game (3.1) and assist/turnover ratio (1.2).
In 2005 Wolff and BU played in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT). Wolff was also a two-time captain, leading the Terriers in his junior and senior seasons.
Wolff graduated from Boston University in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice. He currently resides in Arlington, Va.
Greenman spent three seasons at Georgetown, being promoted to Director of Basketball Operations after just one year with the Hoyas. He worked directly with Brennan for all three seasons. Greenman was involved in all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the program including scouting, film breakdown, on-campus recruiting and camps.
"I worked with Scott for three seasons at Georgetown and I know he has what it takes to be a great coach," said Brennan. "He has a tremendous knowledge of the game, and his experience at Princeton, Georgetown and playing professionally overseas has given him great insight and perspective he will be able to share with our student-athletes."
Georgetown won at least 21 games in each of Greenman's three seasons, winning 10-plus Big East games each year, berths into the NCAA Tournament every season as well as a conference regular season title this past year.
Prior to Georgetown, Greenman was an assistant coach at Princeton from 2007-10, where he helped orchestrate the biggest two-year turnaround in the history of the program. He was instrumental in building a team that would eventually win the Ivy League Championship and play in the 2011 NCAA Tournament.
In 2009, Greenman was selected as the head coach of the U.S.A. U-18 Maccabiah Team. The team spent the month of July in Israel competing in the Maccabiah Games, where they won a silver medal.
Greenman spent the 2006-07 season playing professionally in Israel for B'nei Ha'sharon, helping lead his team to a final four finish in both the Israeli Premier League Championship and the Israeli Cup.
Greenman played collegiately at Princeton from 2002-06 for current Georgetown head coach John Thompson III. In his senior year he was named a unanimous first team All-Ivy selection in 2006 and named to the Academic All-Ivy League Team. During Greenman's sophomore year, he started every game and made a team-high 42 three-pointers en route to helping Princeton win the Ivy League and reach the 2004 NCAA tournament.
Greenman earned a bachelor's degree in sociology from Princeton in June 2006. He currently resides in Arlington, Va.