Matt Steffe is a Partner and the Co-Founder of D1 Basketball DFW. Matt handles all of the business relationships and partnerships for D1 Basketball DFW.
Matt was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley in Southern California. He started playing basketball when he was eight-years-old and started playing travel AAU ball at ten-years-old. At Hart High School in Valencia, California, he was named to the All-Foothill League twice, All-CIF his junior and senior season, Foothill League Player of the Year his senior season, Santa Clarita Player of the Year his senior season and Street and Smith Honorable Mention All-American. He was also an All-Conference golf standout. Matt received a full NCAA DI scholarship to the Air Force Academy in the WAC Conference and played his first year at the Air Force Academy Prep School. He was named First Team All-Conference while playing there and was named MVP of the Hutchinson Junior College Tournament, the top JC tournament in the country. He then transferred to NCAA DII power Quincy University in Quincy, IL. As a freshman, he was part of the first ever NCAA National Tournament team as the teams' sixth man. Starting as a sophomore, Matt averaged 10+ points per game, and as a junior again led his team to a NCAA National tourney birth averaging 12.3 points per game. Matt was named All-GLVC as a junior and All-NCAA Tourney after a 36 point performance in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. As a senior, Matt was again named First Team All-GLVC and was named to the NCAA DII All-American Team after averaging 17.5 points per game and 11rebounds per game. He was also named Quincy University Mart Heinen Student Athlete of the Year and was named to the First Team NCAA Academic All-America team.
After finishing his college career and graduating from Quincy with a degree in communications, Matt played professionally in Split, Croatia. Having a great mentor in Quincy University Head Coach Steve Hawkins, Matt joined the Quincy University Basketball Staff as an Assistant Coach following his stint in Croatia. After spending a year with Coach Hawk in Quincy, Matt was named Assistant Coach at Portland State University, becoming the youngest NCAA DI coach in the country. Also on the Portland State staff was D1 Basketball DFW's co-founder, Brian Loyd. At Portland State, Matt and Brian were in charge of recruiting, scheduling, and guard play where they coached current San Antonio Spurs Associate Head Coach, Ime Udoka. After two years at Portland State, Matt left coaching to move to North Dallas, TX to become a Corporate Executive Head Hunter.
Matt and his wife Beth, who met while she was an All-America Soccer player at Quincy University, have three amazing kids in Drew, Ava, and Dylan. They now call Frisco, Texas home.