Matt Painter is an American basketball coach and former player. He was born on August 27, 1970 and he is the current and the 19th Head Coach of the Purdue Boilermakers.
Matt Painter was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana and with respect to education , he attended Delta High School in Muncie, Indiana. He completed Delta High School successfully in 1989 after which he furthered his education at Purdue University.
While at Purdue University, he played point guard for the Boilermakers. He played college basketball at Purdue between 1989 and 1993. Even though he wanted to play or legendary coach Bobby Knight, Bobby Knight never offered him a scholarship .
While playing for the Boilermakers, head coach Gene Keady and assistants Bruce Weber and Steve Lavin were the ones in charge of him and he helped the Boilermakers to three NCAA Tournaments and one NIT appearance.
Matt Painter played alongside Jimmy Oliver, Steve Scheffler and Glenn Robinson and he started 50 out of the 109 games he played for the Boilermakers. Matt Painter was selected team captain and was named an All-Big Ten Honorable Mention. Between 1993 and 2003, Matt Painter served as assistant coach at Washington & Jefferson, Barton,Eastern Illinois, and Southern Illinois at different times.
In 2002 and 2003, he helped Southern Illinois to consecutive Missouri Valley Conference championships. He got promoted to become Head Coach after the then coach Bruce Weber left for Illinois.
With the passage of time ,Matt Painter was made the Head Coach of the Purdue Boilermakers in a six-year deal .
Under the guidance of Matt Painter , Purdue teams have reached the NCAA tournament 14 times, with six Sweet-16 appearances, and one in Elite Eight. Nine players who Matt Painter coached went on to play in the NBA.
Matt Painter First Wife
Matt Painter’s current wife is Sherry. Matt Painter and Sherry have been married since October 2018. Matt Painter has three children namely Maggie, Brayden and Wyatt Painter.
Sherry Painter is a flight attendant, registered nurse and breast cancer survivor. It must be noted that Matt Painter’s first wife was Jerri Painter.Matt Painter gave birth to Brayden, with ex-girlfriend Kim Lei.
Matt Painter was married to Jerri Painter from 2003 to 2013. Matt Painter and Jerri Painter first met in 1994 but they became romantically involved in 2000. They then got married on May 24, 2003.
Matt and Jerri Painter’s first child was Maggie. Maggie was born in 2001and then Emma followed in 2003.
Jerri Painter was born in November 1963 and was 39 years old when she got married to Matt Painter.
Jerri Painter was involved in athletics while in high school but she did not pursue that as a career.
She earned a master’s degree in clinical social work from Southern Illinois University.Jerri Painter is also a design specialist and she has been working at Pottery Barn in San Francisco, California since 2019.