Bob McKillop has been Davidson's head coach for 33 years.
Matt is being promoted to replace his father, who has been an assistant coach for 14 years.
Bob McKillop said at the news conference that he would be stepping away because his heart had been touched by Davidson. You may ask when you made the decision. I look at what we're doing after every year. What can we do to improve? I'm always looking for ways to get better. It's always constant.
It's been an honor to be the head coach. I've come across people, I've come across friends, I've come across people that have given me an opportunity to grow as a human being. You have all given me a gift that is extraordinary. I have a lot to be grateful for.
Holy Trinity High School and Long Island Lutheran are both on Long Island. He was an assistant coach at Davidson for one season in 1978 and then returned as the head coach in 1989.
McKillop has won 15 regular-season titles and 10 NCAA tournament appearances over the past 33 seasons. He led Davidson to 13 division titles and seven conference tournament titles in the Southern Conference before winning two Atlantic 10 regular- season titles.
After leading the team to a 27-7 record and an NCAA tournament appearance, the coach was named the A10 Coach of the Year.
Stephen Curry led the 10-seed Davidson to upset wins over Georgetown and Wisconsin before falling to Kansas in the regional final of the NCAA tournament. Curry's jersey number was going to be retired at an August ceremony.
Love you Coach! Thank you for everything you've done for me, my family, Davidson and every person you've impacted along the way. #TCC #greatdaytobeawildcat https://t.co/hG266yUyst— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) June 17, 2022
The 71-year-old ends his college career with a.500 record.
The athletic director named Matt McKillop as his replacement. He made more 3-pointers than any other player in the history of the school and ranked in the top 10 in school history in 3-pointers made and 3-point percentage. In 2016 he was promoted to associate head coach.
You realize that there is only one logical choice. It's not because he's Bob's son but because he has the chance to make us better. Make this foundation stronger by standing firm.
This man was the first mate of Bob.