Head coach Brenda Frese hired Matthew Schiff as the Director of Player Personnel and Recruiting Operations in the summer of 2015. Prior to coming to College Park, Schiff was an assistant coach with the women’s basketball team at UC Santa Barbara for the 2014-15 season.
Schiff assists with the Terrapins’ scouting, game planning and day-to-day recruiting operations. In his first year at Maryland, he helped the Terps to a record of 31-4 and the Big Ten regular season and tournament titles.
“Matthew got some strong recommendations from people I respect,” Frese said. “He’s pretty young, but already has some terrific experience in this business. He’s worn different hats on different staffs, so he knows how things work. In a short time, he’s already shown us what a terrific help he’s going to be.
A 2013 graduate of Rutgers, Schiff was a student manager and on the practice squad for the women's basketball team during the 2010-11 season with the Scarlet Knights. He attended all practices and film sessions during that time.
Schiff played for the Rutgers men's basketball team in the 2009-10 campaign gaining invaluable experience in the Big East Conference. He later made the transition to the women's basketball program. From 2011-13, he assisted in day-to-day operations of the team as a student-assistant. He gained invaluable experience assisting in video and scouting breakdowns, attended staff meetings, assisted with tracking offensive and defensive plays executed in each game, as well as organized and interviewed potential student-managers and practice players for the program.
Before arriving in Santa Barbara, Schiff spent a year as the Director of Basketball Operations for Morehead State's women's basketball program. He managed and coordinated all team travel, film exchange and assisted in video breakdown. He also held game day duties including: pre/post game meals, ticket requests and gathering stats during games. Other responsibilities included organizing community service and updating the program's social media sites.
Schiff earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Rutgers in 2013.