Coaches and Staff

Matthew Grant Head Coach

With over 18 years of swim coaching experience, Matthew brings a wealth of knowledge to instructing swimmers as a coach and sport coaching education research.  Coach Matthew has coached swimmers across all competitive levels, including age group, junior Olympics, junior national, senior national, and international.  He has coached in several regions as well, including Houston, TX; Pasadena, CA; Budapest, Hungary; Athens, GA; and Valdosta, GA.  Of note, during his time in Athens, GA, he was an assistant coach with the University of Georgia Swimming.  During his time with UGA, the women’s team finished 2nd at NCAA Division I twice and won 2 SEC championships. The program overall, men’s and women’s teams, have produced 19 National Champions, 22 Olympians and 3 Olympic medalists including Alison Schmitt, three-time Olympic gold medalist.  This opportunity enhanced Matthew's knowledge of swimming technique, program development, sport knowledge, athlete-coach relationships, workout design, and athlete development.  Further, during his time at UGA, he earned a Ph.D. in Kinesiology.  Coach Matthew is an Associate Professor at Valdosta State University of Kinesiology and Physical Education and has conducted research with Olympic champion swimmers.

Morgan Wright Assistant Coach/Masters