Matt McCumber begins his second season as a graduate assistant at Southern Illinois University. Prior to joining the Saluki men's basketball staff, he was the director of basketball operations at Northern Illinois University.
While at NIU, he was responsible for managing the basketball office including directing student managers, organizing the team's travel itineraries, maintaining the student-athletes' compliance with NCAA regulations, as well as coordinating a file-exchange system for scouting and editing purposes.
McCumber graduated in 2005 from the University of Illinois with a bachelor's degree in business administration. While at the U of I, he was head manager for the men's basketball program.
He also had a one-year stint with Texas A&M University as the men's basketball athletic assistant.
In 2002, McCumber was selected to manage the USA Youth Development Festival for USA Basketball where he was nominated by Coach Bill Self of the University of Kansas and Coach Billy Gillispie, former coach at the University of Kentucky.