Matt Cannady joins the Rams for his second consecutive year in 2016 season as an assistant coach after a stint at his alma mater, Bellarmine University. Cannady, who was a standout at Bellarmine from 2006-09, originally joined the Rams in 2010 as a graduate assistant before being promoted to a volunteer assistant for the next two seasons. In his last season with the Rams (2012), VCU was the Atlantic-10 runner-up and the 14th overall seed in the NCAA Tournament.
Following three seasons with VCU, Cannady returned to his alma mater as an assistant coach. During his first season at Bellarmine, the Knights went 8-6-4 while posting its ninth straight winning season. In 2014, the program earned its eighth straight appearance in the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament.
The Belleville, Illinois native earned his degree in business administration from Bellarmine and holds his Master’s from VCU’s Center for Sport Leadership.