Matt Majkrzak enters his fourth season as an assistant coach and second year as the top assistant under Mike Boschee in 2017-18. Prior to Bemidji State, Majkrzak was a graduate assistant at Chadron State College.
Majkrzak (MACK-er-zak) works in all phases of the program with focus on recruiting, individual player development, game preparation, assist the strength and conditioning coach, team travel, academic progress, camp organization and instruction and community engagement.
In 2016-17, Bemidji State finished with a 10-18 record overall and 8-14 mark in the NSIC to compete for a home postseason game. BSU opened its home and conference schedule with three straight wins before winning six of nine games from Jan. 7 to Feb. 3. Freshman Jai'Vionne Green set a true freshman scoring record with 454 during his first season. He finished tied for eighth in the NSIC with 16.2 points per game while graduating senior Ben Best ranked eighth in the conference with a .530 field goal percentage. Senior Shane White and junior Christian Pekarek each repeated as Winter NSIC All-Academic Team members.
The 2015-16 Beavers concluded the season with a 10-17 overall record and a 7-15 conference record. They posted a winning home record by going 8-7 at the friendly confines of the Bemidji State Gymnasium. Senior guard DJ Anderson averaged 4.9 assists per game which was the fourth highest average in the conference.
While at Chadron State, Majkrzak helped coordinate the recruiting efforts for the 2013 and 2014 classes, coached the post players, prepared and presented scouting reports, oversaw seven student-athletes’ academic progress and prepared video on Eagles’ players and opponents. He also performed administrative duties, which included travel, expense reports, team meals, recruit mailings, film exchange and practice times. Majkrzak helped organized a youth tournament and CSC men’s basketball camps.
Chadron State (Chadron, Neb.) competes in NCAA Division II and the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC). Last season the Eagles went 11-15 overall and 8-14 in league play.
Prior to his time at CSC, Majkrzak served as a student assistant for four seasons at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. During his junior and senior years, he supervised a group of eight managers. His weekly duties included assisting with scouting reports, organization of team uniforms and equipment and assisting the director of basketball operations. In-game, Majkrzak was responsible for the matchup board and collaborating with coaches on matchups and strategies. He also coordinated the filming of games and practices.
The Phoenix went 15-15 overall with a 10-8 Horizon League (NCAA Division I) record in 2011-12, Majkrzak’s last season with the team.
Majkrzak founded an AAU basketball program, the Wisconsin Jets, in April of 2010 and served as head coach for a 16-and-under team and a 17-and-under squad in 2010, three different teams (15U/16/U/17U) in 2011 and served as head coach of a 17-and-under group in 2012. Two players from his 2012 team were recruited to NCAA Division I schools, while four were recruited to NCAA Division II programs. As the founder and head coach, Majkrzak conducted all the administrative duties involved in maintaining an AAU program.
An Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin native, Majkrzak earned a bachelor’s degree in business management at UW-Green Bay in 2012 and a master’s degree in organizational management with an emphasis in sports at Chadron State in 2014.