Matt Buttermore
Matt Buttermore
Title: Assistant Coach
Phone: 402-557-7056

Matt Buttermore will begin his third season as an assistant coach on the Bruin coaching staff in 2011 after serving three seasons as an assistant at Concordia University in Seward, Neb.

Buttermore also has experience coaching numerous volleyball club teams and has been a summer camp clinician at the University of Nebraska, Creighton University and the University of Iowa.

During the 2010 season, Buttermore was one of 30 volleyball coaches around the nation who were honored with the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Thirty Under 30 Award.

The award was created in 2009 to honor up-and-coming coaching talent at all levels of the sport. To qualify for the award, nominees had to be younger than 30 years old in 2010.

Buttermore has been instrumental in developing all-conference middle blockers Maureen Wardian and Jaclyn Thorson as well as all-MCAC rightside hitter Kali Schnacker. Wardian was also named all-Region the past two seasons as well as garnering honorable mention All-American accolades.

A graduate of the University of Findlay (Ohio), Buttermore was a four-year letterwinner and academic all-conference performer as a middle blocker for the NCAA Division I men’s volleyball team.

He also holds University of Findlay school records for blocks in a single match and total blocks in a season.

Buttermore lives in Lincoln with his wife Laura (formerly Laura Pilakowski), who was a two-time All-American volleyball player at Nebraska and a member of the 2000 undefeated national championship team.

In addition to his coaching duties, Buttermore also serves as a copywriter at Bellevue. He earned his master's degree in leadership from Bellevue University in 2011.