Marching to Madness Podcast: Austin Peay head coach Matt Figger

In Podcast by Blake Lovell

In this episode of Marching to Madness, we had the opportunity to talk with new Austin Peay head coach Matt Figger.

Figger was most recently an assistant coach under Frank Martin at South Carolina for five seasons. Obviously, Figger was a huge part of the Gamecocks’ magical run to the Final Four this past season.

Now, he takes over for the retiring Dave Loos at Austin Peay.

Topics of discussion include:

  • The memorable Final Four run at South Carolina
  • What he’ll take away from working under coaches like Martin and Bob Huggins
  • Key areas that he’ll look to develop early on with the Governors
  • The ideal style he’d like to implement at Austin Peay
  • So much more

Click the play button below to listen to our entire interview with Figger.

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Blake Lovell has worked in sports media for over 10 years. His work has been featured on The New York Times, Rivals, Time Warner Cable,, FanRag Sports, FanSided and many more. He currently covers SEC football and basketball for various publications.