Matt serves as the General Manager of student-athlete and client relations in the Spokane Region. Matt Santangelo (Class of 2000) was the starting point guard for Gonzaga basketball from 1997-2000. Touted as the highest ranked recruit at the time, Matt lead the Zags onto the national scene with a run to the 1999 NCAA Elite Eight. They followed the Cinderella season with a Sweet 16 appearance in 2000. Those historic seasons were the start of the greatest story in college basketball. Matt graduated from Gonzaga as number 3 all-time scoring leader, and number 1 all-time assist leader. He remains in the top 10 in both categories. During his time at GU, he was recognized as All-Conference multiple years, honorable mention All-American and won a gold medal on the 22-under Team USA national team. Following GU, Matt played professionally throughout Europe for the better part of 7 seasons being named to the All-Rookie Team in the Spanish ACB league and winning an Italian Serie A Championship in 2006. Most recently, Matt was the Executive Director of the world’s largest 3on3 basketball tournament, Hoopfest. He lives in Spokane, WA with his wife Cathy and their 3 children (Calvin, Luca and Stella). He is proud Zag and excited to still play a positive role with a program and university he believes in.