Matt Doherty

Matt Doherty

Charlotte, NC

Areas of Impact

Overcoming Adversity

Team Building 


Presentation Titles

Rebound: from Pain to Passion- Leadership Lessons Learned

Culture: How to Build Championship Teams

About Me

Matt Doherty played and coached basketball at the University of North Carolina. He started on the 1982 National Championship team with NBA greats Michael Jordan and James Worthy. The program was led by legendary coach Dean Smith.

After one year as the head coach at Notre Dame, Matt took over the UNC program and led them to the 2001 regular season ACC Championship while being named AP National Coach of the Year. Then suddenly, in 2003 he was forced to resign.

His leadership style came under severe scrutiny. Matt decided to go on a leadership journey to get better. He studied at the Darden School and The Wharton School along with working with some of the country’s top leadership experts.

Matt rebounded by turning his pain into his passion and started the Doherty Coaching Practice where he gives keynote talks on leadership, team building and is an executive coach. In addition, Matt is a Vistage Chair where he works with business leaders in the Charlotte Metro area. Coach Doherty is the best selling author of Rebound: from Pain to Passion – Leadership Lessons Learned. Matt is married to Kelly and has two children, Tucker and Hattie. They reside in Mooresville, NC.

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