Sports Performance













Sports Performance Coordinator


Matthew Nein, MS, CSCS

In his eleventh year as the Coordinator of Sports Performance  of Salisbury University, Matt looks to continue the progress of the Sports Performance Program with the concepts of reducing the student athletes risk of injury while enhancing player performance.  Matt's responsibilities include the coordination of all 21 teams' training programs, speed and agility sessions, facility and equipment maintenance, and internship/volunteer  supervision. 

Matt came to Salisbury University following a one year stint as a strength coach in the minor league system of the Toronto Blue Jays.  He received his Masters Degree in Applied Health Physiology from Salisbury University in 2004 and his Bachelors Degree in Physical Education from Towson University in 2002.  While at Towson University, Matt pitched for the Tigers Baseball Team for five seasons and served as a captain in his final year with the squad.  Since 2004, Matt has been certified as a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Matt  also holds the certification of SPARQ National Trainer.  In 2013 & 2014, Matt was a contributing author for the e-book, 2013 Programs That Work 3.1 & 2014 Program That Work through EliteFTS.

While not training athletes, Matt manages all indoor recreational facilities and fitness programming and serves as an Adjunct Instructor in the Exercise Science and Applied Health Physiology Departments at Salisbury University. Matt is also currently working on a blog,, that he and his brother Brad ('99, '04), created. This informational blog is dedicated to enhancing the experiences that coaches, parents, and athletes have while participating in sports.

Matt currently resides in Georgetown, DE with his wife, Jennifer (Abbatiello) - '02, '05 and two daughters Elodie and Lilia Nein.


Phone: 410-543-6345 





Matthew Nein, MS, CSCS    •   •   410.543.6345

Salisbury University   •   1101 Camden Ave.   •   Salisbury, MD 21801