"Leadership is a LEARNED Behavior"
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The Rebound Podcast Live Event | Jay Bilas | August 24

Coach Matt and Jay Bilas will be recording a LIVE broadcast of REBOUND. Get your ticket today to join them live on August 24.

All proceeds will go to the Charlotte Rescue Mission.

Matt Doherty | Each Speech is Customized to Meet Your Goals


Leadership Strategies: Lessons from the Park. Coach Doherty teaches the fundamentals of leadership and time-tested lessons for today’s up-and-coming leaders. His personal journey includes stops at the Darden School of Business and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.



With Matt’s background as a starter on the 1982 National Championship team and head coaching experience at Notre Dame and UNC he knows what it means to be a part of great teams. He will communicate the key characteristics that make up cooperative and productive units.



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.

Leadership is a learned behavior. Available assessments include DISC.

Jay Bilas

"Matt is everything you could ask for in a friend and leader."
– Jay Bilas, ESPN

Charles Barkley

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

Rebound: From Pain to Passion

Rebound: From Pain to Passion-Leadership Lessons Learned

Coach Matt Doherty has faced challenges, adversity, and betrayal on the court and off. This book takes you on his journey, allowing you to see true leadership in action. Each chapter is filled with the highs and the lows of a life focused on achieving his dreams. From his first “sale” in convincing his parents that a summer job would not serve him nearly as well as a summer at a basketball camp to the lows of finding out who your true friends are, Coach Doherty walks you through it with brutal honesty and vulnerability.

Throughout the book, Coach Doherty will share that there is no easy road to leadership. It is a long and winding road with many unexpected plot twists, both good and bad. But at the end of it, you will find a leader that in his suffering, is still dedicated enough to figure out the tough answers and share them with his followers.

“When Matt Doherty became the head coach at the University of Notre Dame, he gave me a chance to leave an impression. He challenged me. He pushed me. His passion inspired me. His drive and energy made me want to run through walls for him and my team. That is what leadership is all about to me.”
- Jimmy Dillon, 2000 captain of Notre Dame basketball team and current Director of Hoops 24-7 (Phil. PA)

"Life is nothing but a series of decisions and dealing with the consequences.
The better decisions you make the better your life will be."
– Matt Doherty

Meet Coach Doherty

Matt Doherty is a nationally recognized motivational speaker, best-selling author, media personality, and executive coach. His season with New to the Street on Bloomberg TV aired in 2023-2024. He currently appears weekly on The FirstTV and WBT Charlotte.

In addition to his keynotes and trainings, he guides corporations, C-suite managers, sales executives, and sports coaches to develop their leadership skills, culture and team dynamics.

As a starter of the 1982 National Championship team with Michael Jordan at UNC, he began his leadership journey under the legendary Dean Smith. He went on to be the Head Coach at Notre Dame and North Carolina, and in 2001 led the team to the ACC Regular Season Championship and was named the AP National Coach of the Year. Coach Doherty also was the Head Coach at FAU and SMU, in addition to working with ESPN, the Indiana Pacers, and the Atlantic 10 Conference.

Coach Doherty's mission is to “Learn & Grow" every day. His leadership journey took him to the UVA Darden School of Business and The Wharton School.

Coach is committed to sharing universal teachings and lessons from the basketball court to the boardroom, all with actionable ideas that will work for you.

He will provide the game plan, the rest is up to you.

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