The Yeshiva University Maccabees are on a 36-game winning streak, the longest current streak in Division 3 and one of the longest in all of college basketball history. They have not lost a game in two years. Join us for a conversation with Head Coach, Elliot Steinmetz. Learn about the secret to their success, challenges, and goals for future.
Elliot Steinmetz has been head men's basketball coach at Yeshiva University since 2014. A 2002 graduate of YU, he lettered in basketball for three seasons from 1999-02. He previously was head coach of the varsity basketball team at North Shore Hebrew Academy High School.
The Maccabees finished the 2019-20 season ranked No. 8 in the country, according to the D3hoops.com. They were in the top 10 in 2020-21 as well. He led them to appearances in the Skyline Conference Championships in each of his first six years as head coach, including capturing the first Skyline title and NCAA Tournament bid in program history in 2017-18. In 2019-20, the Macs made history by winning two NCAA Tournament games to secure their first ever berth in the Sweet 16, before the rest of the season was canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Steinmetz was Skyline Coach of the Year twice (2016-17 & 2019-20) and he received D3 Coach of the Year accolades by numerous organizations. Steinmetz is the former owner of JV Elite, Inc. where he managed a summer basketball training program for top Jewish high school basketball players nationwide.
For Maccabi USA, Elliot served as an assistant coach of the gold medal-winning United States U18 Boys Basketball Team at the 19th Maccabiah in Israel in 2013 and he also coached the USA U18 team at the Maccabi Australia International Games to the gold medal in 2010.