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For Matt soccer was the sport that he enjoyed the most and his continued passion for the game has been his inspiration for coaching youth today. Matt was a standout recruit and accepted a scholarship for Western Washington University where he earned a degree in Communications. While attending Western, Matt was a strong attacking mid and was named the conference player of the year and honored as an All-American for his achievements. After his senior season, Matt went onto play professionally for the Victoria Highlanders for two years in Canada and had a couple stints with the Vancouver Whitecaps and Portland Timbers.
Matt, who now lives in Lynnwood, brings an impressive resume and over 10 years experience as a coach. He got his start at the Whatcom Academy and went onto coach at the Three Rivers Soccer club out of Pasco three years after. While he was a youth coach at Three Rivers he also coached for Kamiakan High-school in both the Junior Varsity and Varsity programs. After four years on the eastern side of the state, Matt joined PacNW where he coached this past season before accepting a position at Washington Rush.
As a new member to the Rush 2016/2017 season, Matt relishes the opportunity to coach the youth soccer players of today. Matt explains, “I want to give back to the game that gave me so much.” The experiences he has shared with teammates and the relationships he has created throughout his life because of soccer have helped shape him into the coach and person he is today.
Matt holds an USSF “C” License and is currently pursuing a Masters degree in teaching. Please welcome Matt to Washington Rush!