The Fontbonne athletic department announced the hiring of Matt Wickenhauser as its new head women's basketball coach. He replaces Keith Quigley, who resigned earlier this month after 15 seasons as the head coach.
"I am really excited about this opportunity to be the head coach at Fontbonne and to build on the great tradition that has been established for women's basketball," Wickenhauser said.
Fontbonne athletic director Maria Eftink didn't have to go far to find Wickenhauser, as he served as an assistant coach last year at Fontbonne.
"Coach Wickenhauser has such great experience within the SLIAC (St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) serving as an assistant at Fontbonne last year and Maryville for seven years," Eftink said. "He was instrumental in the turnaround that occurred at Maryville and was a valuable asset to Fontbonne's coaching staff last year."
Prior to coming to Fontbonne, Wickenhauser spent seven years as an assistant coach at Maryville (Mo.) and one year as an assistant coach at Missouri-St. Louis.
Wickenhauser was an assistant coach at Maryville from 2001-2008. During that time, the Saints went undefeated in regular season conference play from 2003-2008 seasons with an overall record of 107-19. Maryville set an all-time NCAA Division III record of 76 regular season conference wins in a row. Wickenhauser was part of a staff that led Maryville to four appearances in the Division III NCAA Tournament.
Wickenhauser also spent a season as the head varsity girls basketball coach at Barat Academy High School in 2008-09.