Matt was born and raised locally and started his basketball career at Father Lopez High School. After High School Matt decided to do a post graduate year at Worcester Academy to develop his game in order to play college basketball. He began his collegiate career at Mercer University where he was a member of the 2014 ASUN Championship team and later went on to beat Duke University in the second round of the NCAA tournament. After two seasons with the Bears he transferred to Henderson State University where he finished his basketball career and graduated with a Business Degree. Matt was a two-year captain and leader for the Reddies. Matt is an integral part of our coaching staff. He coaches in our AAU program, Summer Prep and is the head coach of the DME regional team.
Matt is the grandson of legendary head coach Mauro Panaggio and nephew of former NBA and collegiate coach Dan Panaggio.
Cody Johnson was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and raised in Mustang, Oklahoma. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2017 with a B.S. in Multidisciplinary Studies.
Before arriving at DME, he spent a season as the head coach for the 7th grade boys’ middle school team at Casady Schools in Oklahoma City. Also, he served as an assistant coach on the high school boys’ varsity and junior varsity teams.
Prior to his first coaching position, Cody served as a student manager for two seasons under Lon Kruger at the University of Oklahoma. His first season with OU ended with a trip to the Final Four. After his first season, he got the privilege to help workout Buddy Hield, #6 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, as he prepared for the draft. This gave him the opportunity to spend a week working alongside Tim Grover, the trainer of Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant.
But it all started for him at Division II, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, where he began his journey to becoming a coach as he worked there as a student manager for two seasons under Coach Andrew Brown.
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