After coaching college basketball for over 20 years, Matt is excited to be back in Vermont teaching and coaching varsity boys basketball at Enosburg Falls High School.
Matt finished his 9th season as an associate head coach for women's basketball team at Syracuse University. Before that, he was an assistant coach for the women's basketball teams at University of Vermont (2002-2003) and Siena College, Loudonville, NY (1997-2002).
Matt received his undergraduate degree in physical education from Johnson State College. While there, he was a member of the Johnson State men's basketball team.
After graduating from college, Matt worked as the varsity basketball coach at Richford High School, VT, where he was selected Coach of the Year. Matt then returned to Johnson State as an assistant, and he promtly helped guide the men to their best record in 20 years.
Matt then accepted a position at the College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY, where he served as an assistant for the women's basketball team, and earned his master's in special education. During his three years at St. Rose, the women compiled an astounding 80-11 record.
While at St. Rose, Matt started seriously practicing his basketball ball-handling skills with three and four basketballs. St. Rose also is a place where he met his future wife Ilze, who was a player on the women's basketball team.
In addition to coaching college basketball, Matt has directed many camps in Vermont, and worked several others throughout the northeast.
Matt perfroms all the "craziest" tricks in the show like balancing a chair on his chin while spinning two balls on top, balancing a table on his chin while dribbling two basketballs, juggling fire etc. However, he is currently only performing at shows that don't interfere with his busy coaching schedule.
Matt's biggest "passion" is Jesus Christ. Matt has worked many years to develop his land in Saint Albans, Vermont into a Christian Retreat where everyone is invited to come and experience the beauty of God's creation. You can see more details at www.GodsVision.net.