Matt Fletcher played collegiately at Southwest Minnesota State University, where he became one of the best shooters in conference history.
"Fletch" set the career records at SMSU for three-pointers made (305), free throw percentage (.853, now 2nd) and is second in career three-point percentage (.448) while holding single season records in free throw shooting (.913) and ranks second and fifth with 48.0 and 45.5 percent three-point junior and sophomore seasons. His 1,375 career points rank ninth on the Mustangs' career scoring charts and he was a three-time All-NSIC Second Team selection.
A standout prep player for North Branch High School, Fletcher led the Vikings to an 87-27 record, played in the Minnesota State All-Star Game, is the all-time leader in points and is a member of the North Branch Athletics Hall of Fame.
"Fletch" just finished his 3rd season as the Head Coach at Concordia-St Paul.
Fletcher brings four successful years of NCAA Tournament level head coaching experience in the state along with multiple years of coaching success in the Northern Sun (NSIC) as an assistant after a decorated career as a player in the NSIC.
Fletcher came to Concordia following a successful stint as the head coach at Bethany Lutheran College where he spent four winning seasons compiling a 76-33 overall record and a 52-12 mark in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) including UMAC regular season and tournament championships in his second season there in 2017-18.
The regular season and conference tournament titles earned Fletcher UMAC Coach of the Year honors, guiding the program to its first-ever NCAA Division III Tournament appearance where they defeated seventh-ranked St. John’s on the road. In 2019-20, he led the Vikings to their second UMAC Tournament title, reaching the NCAA DIII Tournament for the second time in three seasons.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"Fletch is widely-respected in the basketball community. His ability to shoot the basketball is truly remarkable. He played in an era that didn't emphasize shooting the 3 as much as we do today, and yet he still holds many records. As a coach, he is a tremendous teacher and that has been shown time and time again with his ability to help his players improve their percentages year after year.
— Reid Ouse || NBA Skills Coach