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Coach Matt was born in Grand Island, Nebraska. He homeschooled from 5th-9th grade, then attended Platte Valley Academy for the last three years of high school. He completed his Bachelors in Physical Education and a second Bachelors in Information Technology Education in December of 2010 from Union College.

Throughout his life Coach matt has been involved in every extra-curricular he could. In academy he was in choir, band, National Honor Society, Student Association, and was a three-year captain of the basketball team. When he went to Union College Coach was involved in every intramural sport possible, played in the band, and worked for the athletics department. He spent 3.5 years on the Gymnairs Acrobatics team. He took a year to do missions work at Sunnydale Adventist Academy as the boys dean and basketball coach.

Coach Matt has spent his summers working at summer camps, with nine summers at Indian Creek Camp, one at Camp Mivoden, and last summer at Camp Yavapines. He has done pretty much every job at camp except ceramics and girls director! His favorites were basketball director and boys director.

His first job outside of college was a substitute teacher for a semester in the Lincoln Public Schools. Next he spent three years at Sunnydale Adventist Academy as the Physical Education Teacher and Boys Basketball and Gymnastics coach. The previous two school years he was the multipurpose teacher at Thunderbird Adventist Academy teaching everything from physical education to computers to statistics classes, as well as coaching basketball and volleyball.

You'd be surprised to know that...

Coach has been to the Bahamas twice with Union College Gymnairs for missions and tours. The best part was seeing over 100 people being baptized at the evangelistic series over that tour.


Coach Matt has a beautiful wife, Richa; they were married March 6th, 2013 in Orlando, Florida. While his parents live in Omaha, Nebraska, he has relatives in Colorado, Tennessee, Florida, and Illinois. He and Richa are extremely excited to be back in the Midwest and ready to have four seasons again.

Education & Experience

Bachelor of Arts- Physical Education
Union College

Bachelor of Arts- Information Technology Education
Union College

  • Sunnydale Adventist Academy (2011-2014)
  • Thunderbird Academy (2014-2016)
  • Midland Adventist Academy (2016-present)