Malvern Daily Record

Lopez joins Razorback MBB staff


FAYETTEVIL­LE – Matt Lopez has been named special assistant to the head coach, University of Arkansas head coach Eric Musselman announced today.

With the Razorbacks, Lopez will gather and disseminat­e analytics, prepare film for opponent scouting for both coaches and players and serve as the academic liaison.

Lopez served last two seasons (202022) as director of operations for the University of South Dakota. His duties with the Coyotes included compliance, recruiting, team travel, academic monitoring, scheduling, practice planning and game preparatio­n. In addition, Lopez handled all film exchange, breaking down game and practice film and creating player developmen­t edits and highlight packages for players and recruits.

A Phoenix-area native, Lopez spent four years at Grand Canyon University as the Antelopes’ video coordinato­r for two seasons and a student manager for two seasons under head coach Dan Majerle. At GCU, Lopez was a part of a program that made it to the WAC Championsh­ip game in its first three years of NCAA Division I postseason eligibilit­y and went 77-52 over the span.

Prior to GCU, Lopez was the video coordinato­r as a student at Glendale

Community College. While Lopez served on the GCC staff, the Gauchos made the NJCAA Region I Division II playoffs and defeated the 2015-16 Division I national champions, Salt Lake Community College, at the Native American Classic.

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