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Matthew Nein, MS, CSCS, RSCC*D

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Completing in his fourteenth year as the Coordinator of Sports Performance  at Salisbury University, Matt oversees the training programs of 21 varsity teams, 3 graduate assistants, and an intern and volunteer staff of about 10. During his tenure as Coordinator, Matt has had the opportunity to work with 12 National Championship teams, 8 individual National Championship athletes, and over 300 All-Americans.  In 2016 & 2017, Matt was a finalist (Top 3) for the NSCA College Strength Coach of the Year award given annually to the top strength coach across NCAA DI, DII, DIII, and NAIA divisions. Since 2004, he has been certified as a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as well as a Registered Strength & Conditioning Coach (RSCC*D). Matt serves on the NSCA Advisory Board for the State of Delaware as well as the chair for the NSCA Lacrose Special Interest Group (SIG). While not training athletes, Matt manages all indoor recreational facilities and serves as an Adjunct Instructor in the Applied Health Physiology Department at Salisbury University. Alongside his brother Brad, he is the co-creater and writer for the blog, This informational blog is dedicated to enhancing the experiences that coaches, parents, and athletes have while participating in sports.
Prior to coming to Salisbury University, Matt spent one season as a strength coach in the minor league system of the Toronto Blue Jays.  While receiving my Master’s Degree in Applied Health Physiology from Salisbury University in 2004, he interned with Tim Bishop (Former Strength Coach of the Baltimore Orioles and current owner of Perform Fit) as well as the Salisbury University Men’s Lacrosse team.  Matt received his Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education from Towson University in 2002 where he pitched for the Tigers Baseball Team for five seasons while serving as a captain in his final season with the squad.
Matt currently resides in Georgetown, DE with his wife, Jennifer (Abbatiello - '02, '05) and two daughters Elodie and Lilia Nein.
        Phone: 410-543-6345
2017 NSCA College Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Year Finalist (Top 4 - DI, DII, DIII, NAIA)
2016 NSCA College Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Year Finalist (Top 3 - DI, DII, DIII, NAIA)
Book Contributions: 
2013 – EliteFTS: Programs That Work 3.1
2014 – EliteFTS: Programs That Work 4.1
2012 – NSCA Maryland State Clinic: Alternative Paradigm Training
2013 – Maryland Athletic Trainers Association Clinical Symposium:
          Administering the FMS
2014 – Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers Association Student Symposium:
          Functional Movement Screening
2014 – Florida Athletic Coaches Association Lacrosse Symposium: Long
          Term Athletic Development for the Lacrosse Athlete
2015 – NSCA Delaware State Clinic: Long Term Athletic Development for
          the High School Athlete
2016 – NSCA Coaches Conference: Small School Solutions Session
2016 – SMARTER Team Training Virginia Conference: Power Development
          and the Olympic Lifts
2016 - NSCA Delaware State Clinic: Power Development and the Olypminc
2016 - SMARTER Team Training Conference: Commitment: Assess &
2017 - NSCA Coaches Conference: Small School Solutions Session
2017 - NSCA Coaches Conference: Commitment: Assess & Develop
2017 - US Lacrosse: Commitment: Assess & Develop 
2017 - SMARTER Team Training Conference: Training for Lacrosse - Hot

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