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Coach Painter's Mission
With a Sweet 16 appearance, three-consecutive NCAA Tournament berths, a Big Ten championship and an international gold medal on his résumé, Matt Painter is one of the brightest and most-respected coaches in the college game.
In four short years, Painter has taken a program that won only nine games in his initial campaign and returned it to the ranks of the nation's elite, reaching the Sweet 16 for the first time in almost a decade in 2009. The Boilermakers have won 52 games over the course of the last two seasons, the second-best two year total in the school's storied history, while claiming Purdue's first-ever Big Ten Tournament championship in 2009.
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The Muncie, Indiana native played guard at Purdue from 1990-93, leading the Boilers to three NCAA Tournament bids and an NIT appearance. Painter also piled up 276 assists during his playing days in West Lafayette, a figure that still ranks 17th on the program's career chart. He served as a team captain during the 1992-93 season, which saw him collect honorable mention All-Big Ten accolades after dishing out 127 assists in 28 games, an average of better than 4.5 per contest. In addition to his bachelor's degree from Purdue, Painter also earned a Master's degree from Eastern Illinois in 1998. He and his wife, Jerri, have three children: Maggie, Brayden and Emma.