Indiana U grad Matt Roth has been named the new head coach for the Blackhawk Christian boys basketball team.
Roth will be taking over for coach Marc Davidson, who recently stepped down due to health issues. Davidson will remain with the program as Head Coach Emeritus.
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Last season Roth was an assistant coach at Heritage. Roth was a varsity assistant at Blackhawk Christian from 2013-2016. This will be his first head coaching position.
Roth played at Indiana University from 2008-2012. Roth averaged 4.8 points while hitting 41.6 percent of his three pointers and 88.2 percent from the free throw line over four seasons. In his final year, Roth helped Indiana to a Sweet Sixteen berth while playing in a career best 34 games and averaging 4.3 points per contest. Roth’s final season saw him shoot 54.5 percent from three point range, the best percentage in the Big Ten.
In high school…Roth is a 2008 graduate of Washington (Illinois) Community High School … named Peoria Journal Star Big School Player of the Year as a senior … named all-state after averaging 22 points per game … Illinois state record holder for most three-point field goals made in his career … took his squad to the state finals for the first time since 1962 … as a junior, Roth averaged 21 points and five rebounds as he led Washington Community High School to a 27-2 record … was a member of the Associated Press’s 2006-07 Class AA all-state first team in Illinois following his junior year … picked up second team honors with the Chicago Tribune and third team notice from the Chicago Sun-Times … made 148 triples on his way to shooting 48 percent from three-point line … led his team in points and blocks and finished second in rebounds … was named the 2007-08 MidStateHoops.com Preseason Player of the Year … averaged 18 points per game as a sophomore
Roth currently is the Director of Sports Medicine-Performance for OPS. At Blackhawk Christian Roth will be a physical education and health teacher in addition to his head coaching duties.