Elon Hires Former Davidson Assistant as Head Coach

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Elon has hired longtime Davidson assistant Matt Matheny to turn around its men's basketball program.

The Phoenix announced the hiring on Sunday.

Matheny replaces 62-year-old Ernie Nestor, who was fired three
weeks ago after going 67-117 in six seasons. Elon was 11-20 this
year and finished fifth in the Southern Conference's six-team North

Matheny spent 16 seasons on Bob McKillop's staff at Davidson and
helped the Wildcats claim five NCAA tournament berths - including
last year's Stephen Curry-led run to the regional finals.

They won the Southern Conference's regular-season title this season, were upset in the league tournament and were eliminated by Saint Mary's in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament.