Athletic Department Staff
Matt Komer enters his 16th season at the University of Massachusetts as the Assistant Director of Academic Support, and his 11th year as the team's academic counselor.
He also serves as the academic counselor for the UMass men's basketball, softball and men's and women's swimming and diving teams.
His primary responsibilities include overseeing the academics of all five programs, including tutor coordination, advising student-athletes on course selection, and planning programs for career counseling. He also coordinates the monitoring of academic rules and regulations pertaining to university and NCAA standards. In his nine years working with the men's hockey team, UMass has had 61 Hockey East All-Academic honorees including five Distinguished Scholars and four members of the Academic All-Star Team. In addition to his everyday duties, he also fosters and maintains relationships with various offices and departments on-campus for the betterment of the students.
He was a finalist for the University's Outstanding Advisor Award in 2002, 2003 and 2004. Prior to being named to his present position in September of 2000, Komer spent four years as an administrative assistant, following a four-year stint as head student manager. Komer's responsibilities included coordinating team travel, organizing team purchases and allotments, scheduling opponents and practice times, and budgeting expenditures. He was also responsible for coordinating efforts with several of the program's sponsors.
Komer also has been heavily involved in summer basketball camps at UMass, serving as an administrative assistant at John Calipari's UMass Basketball School from 1992-1995. He was the co-director of Bruiser Flint's Basketball School for five summers, coordinating all physical and financial aspects related to the school.
A native of South Hadley, Mass., Komer earned his Bachelor of Science degree from UMass in Sport Management in 1996 and his Master's Degree in Higher Education in 1999. He was married to the former Sarah Hults in March 2008 and resides in South Hadley with their 2-year-old son, Alexander John.
Last Updated on May 29, 2012