Matt began coaching at Zionsville High School in 2009, where he has been the head coach for both the boys and girls tennis teams. He has led his programs to nearly 150 varsity victories and a dominant junior varsity and freshman record. Matt was the HCC Coach of the Year for the girls 2011 season and the boys 2013 season. He has led both teams to multiple sectional championship victories, and the girls team was the regional champion in 2011 and 2012, which was the same year the girls No. 1 doubles team finished third in the state.
Prior to his time with Zionsville, Matt was a four-year player at Carmel High School and Hanover College. He also spent time coaching at the North Ridge Racquet Club. Outside of tennis, Matt is an assistant professor for the Ball State University Department of Social Work. He earned his B.A. in philosophy and psychology from Hanover College and his master’s in social work and his PhD from Indiana University. Matt’s research focuses on the psychosocial needs of athletes and the development of training models for social work practice. He is the co-founder of the National Alliance of Social Workers in Sports. Matt also loves spending time with his wife and three kids.