Matt Haas Joins HawkTalkOnline.com Staff!

The month of October proved to be one of the most successful in HawkTalkOnline.com's history, and the month of November is beginning to look much more promising. HTO.com has added a new basketball editor, Matt Haas. Matt will add to the best premium package available for Hawk fans looking for Hawkeye inside information!

HawkTalkOnline.com is becoming more exciting each and every day! Now HTO.com will have the advantage of bringing the most up-to-date in-depth news for Hawk fans in basketball along with our cutting edge information on football and recruiting. Welcome Matt Haas as the newest Basketball Editor here at HawkTalkOnline.com!

Background:

  • Has been involved with organized basketball since fourth grade when he played on an AAU team in Dayton, OH
  • Played all four years in high school at West Delaware in Manchester, IA
  • Student-manager for the North Iowa Area CC football team from 1994-96
  • Student manager under former coach Terry Allen and the Northern Iowa Panthers football team during the 1996 season
  • Has worked for Van Coleman's FutureStars Basketball since March of 1999 in many capacities, and is currently the events director for the camps, shootouts and tournaments
  • Co-director of Future Hawks Basketball League, which currently has over 350 1st-4th graders boys and girls

Biggest Hawkeye moments I remember:

1.  Playing H-O-R-S-E with former Iowa player Ed Horton as a 12 year old back in 1997

2.  #1 Iowa defeating #2 Michigan 12-10 on Rob Houghtlan's field goal

3.  Iowa's emotional victory over Michigan's Fab Five following the death of Chris Street in January of 1993

Quote from Haas:

"Having the opportunities that I've had in the past couple of years since Coach Alford has come to the University of Iowa has enriched me more than I can imagine in many ways. Now to have the chance to work with Josh and his staff on HawkTalkOnline.com covering the Hawkeyes will help take my relationship with Coach Alford, his staff and the players to the next level. I hope to bring the Iowa fans more unique and interesting coverage of the Iowa Hawkeyes during the upcoming season."


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