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Matt Doherty

Experienced Business & Sports Coach, Author of Rebound: From Pain to Passion, Leadership Development & Team Building Expert

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$15,000 - $20,000

Matt Doherty is a respected business consultant and leadership development expert. He played and coached basketball at University of North Carolina, starting on the 1982 National Championship team with NBA great Michael Jordan and continuing on to coach the team later in life. He led the Tar Heels to the 2001 regular season ACC Championship and was named AP National Coach of the Year.

Matt was forced to resign from UNC in 2003. He decided to write about his experience and leadership journey in REBOUND: From Pain to Passion with the goal to inspire, encourage, and help others create a game plan that will help them navigate the rough seas of leadership through life and in business.

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REBOUND Book Trailer

Culture Architects Podcast | January 2022


Matt Doherty played and coached basketball at the University of North Carolina. He started on the 1982 National Championship team with NBA greats Michael Jordan and James Worthy. The program was led by legendary coach Dean Smith. Matt went on to coach college basketball and was the head coach at Notre Dame before taking over the UNC program. He led the Tar Heels to the 2001 regular season ACC Championship while being named AP National Coach of the Year. Matt is now an executive coach and weekly guest on WFNZ and WBT.

Since his time at UNC, Coach Doherty worked as the head coach at FAU and SMU in addition to working at ESPN, the Indiana Pacers, and the Atlantic 10 Conference.

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Matt will discuss the strategies of effective leadership that he has developed over the course of his leadership journey, which included stops at the Darden School of Business, The Wharton School, and the John Maxwell program.

As a former starter for the 1982 National Championship team and former head coach for Notre Dame and UNC, Matt knows what it means to be a part of a great team. He has the ability to communicate the key characteristics that make up cooperative and productive units.

As a top level recruiter in the world of college basketball, Matt knows a great deal of what it means to connect and close in a highly competitive industry. He will share with you his keys to successful selling.

Matt offers individual coaching to executives. It is critical to have someone outside the organization that can help you navigate the rough seas of leadership. This was invaluable to Matt when he coached. Leadership is a learned behavior. Available assessments include DISC.

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  • “We just had Coach Matt Doherty come in to speak at our yearly sales kick-off meeting, and not only was it a great presentation, and the content was spot on, but Coach Doherty took the time to learn about our organization and find out about our people. He really related to our team, and we got so much out of this visit and his time here. Our team is pumped up and ready to kick it into gear in 2022. So, I want to thank Coach Doherty for spending the time here. If there is anybody interested in having somebody come and really jazz up, connect with, and take a group to another level, I would highly recommend Coach Matt Doherty.”

  • "Matt Doherty knows about rebounding on the court and in life. His journey and experiences are inspiring." –Charles Barkley, Basketball Hall-of-Famer and Emmy Award Winner

  • "Powerful. Inspirational. Real. Matt Doherty chose to turn his "pain into passion" and now he infuses wisdom, insight and practical advice from lessons learned to benefit all of us." –Jon Gordon, best-selling author of The Power of Positive Leadership

  • "At a time when our merchandising team needed a reminder on the core responsibilities of being a leader, Matt delivered an impactful refresher. Not only did the content resonate but his delivery, utilizing his own career ups and downs, made it real. His transparent, humble approach mixing in his real life examples struck a chord with the team and reminded them of the keys to inspiring, developing and leading your team to successful results. Well played, Matt!" –Lowe's