June 25, 2013
Coach Matt started his swimming career at the age of 6 when his family moved from Binghamton, NY down to Austin, TX. In an effort to keep their son occupied with extracurricular activities, Matt's parents enrolled him in the year long swimming program through Great Hills Country Club. Enthralled with the sport, Coach Matt would continue swimming with the club for 2 years before quitting to make room for other sports such as soccer, cross country, and track. It wasn't until his ssophomore year in high school where he was thrown back into swimming by joining the varsity swim team with Cedar Park. There he would go on to attend Districts both junior and senior year, and Regionals his senior year in the 50, and 100 Freestyle. This led up to his recruitment for college swimming through Centenary College of Louisiana. At college Coach Matt would swim collegiate up until his junior year, then went Red Shirt for his remaining 2 years. Now Coach Matt swims and coaches for fun on his free time and likes to keep busy with a bunch of academic and physical extracurricular activities.