Matt went to high school in the Chicagoland area where he was a state champion in baseball. He went 12-0 on the mound, with a 0.83 ERA, and hit .580. He was the Louisville Slugger Illinois Player of the Year, as well as the NHSBCA District Player of the Year. He attended The University of Texas at Arlington where he played baseball for 4 years. During this time he won many awards including Southland Conference Hitting Champ, Howard Green SABR Metroplex Player of the Year, and the BG Wilson Award. He then went on to be a pitcher in the Seattle Mariners organization. After winning the Arizona League Championship and attending Spring Training, he decided to finish school with a Pre-Physical Therapy degree (Exercise Science). He was an intern with the Texas Rangers Physical Therapy staff during his last year at school. After graduating he became a Performance Specialist Intern with Athletes’ Performance in California, where he worked with a number of professional athletes in different sports, including MLB pre-Spring Training, NFL Combine athletes, and NFL Veterans in their off-season. Before moving to New York he was the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Cotuit Kettleers in the Cape Cod Summer Baseball League. He is NFPT Certified and American Heart CPR Certified.