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