Matt Soria begins his 17th year with the San Diego State men’s basketball program and his 10th as the director of basketball operations. In 2015-16, Soria had assistant athletic director added to his title.
In November 2007, Soria was named the director of basketball operations after Mark Fisher, who previously held the position, was promoted to assistant coach.
Soria handles day-to-day operations, including scheduling, summer camps and organizing all aspects of team travel.
Prior to his current post, Soria was the basketball program’s director of player development, a position he held for three years.
Soria assisted the basketball coaching staff with video breakdown, travel, community service and handled many of the day-to-day office duties.
During his three-year tenure as the director of player development, the Aztecs went a combined 57-38, won the 2006 Mountain West regular season and tournament championships, earned a berth to the 2006 NCAA tournament and advanced to the second round of the 2007 postseason NIT.
Prior to his promotion to director of player development, Soria was a three-year manager for the Aztecs, serving as the team’s head manager for the 2001-02 and 2002-03 seasons. Both of those seasons SDSU advanced to postseason play.
Soria graduated from San Diego State with a bachelor’s degree in political science in December 2002, and earned his master’s degree in educational technology from SDSU in December 2006.
Soria played collegiate basketball for two seasons at Cabrillo College in Aptos, Calif., before transferring to San Diego State.