Matt Stueber works to make North Tartan hoops site worthy of high-powered program
Stueber was the girls’ basketball coach at Princeton (Minnesota) High School for six years before resigning in 2010. He was named Princeton’s Coach of the Year for 2007-08, and the 2008-09 team set a school record with 21 wins. Stueber said he stepped down from coaching the Tigers for family reasons, and, while acknowledging his current involvement with North Tartan and AAU basketball is a year-round endeavor, “I get to spend a whole lot more time with my family.” Along with his webmaster duties, Stueber coached two 10th grade North Tartan teams this year.
North Tartan, one of just 32 programs affiliated with Nike’s Girls’ Elite Youth Basketball League, attracts many of the top girls’ basketball players in Minnesota and throughout the Midwest. Stueber said his job is to ensure North Tartan’s website matches the quality and status of the program that was established in 1971 and boasts six former WNBA players among its alumni. “We want to be the best,” Stueber said. “You want to have the best website, too.” The site, which launched on the Sport Ngin platform in August of 2014, includes a North Tartan Alumna page that lists more than 100 players on its roster. Each player has a page that, in most cases, is filled out with complete bio information. In recent weeks Stueber has been focusing on setting up multiple registrations for upcoming seasons and tournaments. “The site is always a work in progress,” he said. “You always look at websites, and you take them for granted. And then you get behind the scenes and, holy cow, it’s a lot of work. It’s fun, though.”
Stueber’s page devoted to this summer's North Tartan Meltdown and AAU Super Showcase included a table that listed the more than 100 college coaches registered to attend as well as the more than 150 teams, listed by division (grade), registered to participate. “The colleges want to know which teams are coming, and the kids and clubs like to know which college coaches are coming.”