Playing Experience:

  • Youth Club Soccer from U9 through U19 in Elmhurst
  • York HS Elmhurst
  • Various Men’s Leagues in the Chicago Area

Coaching Certifications:

  • USSF  E License & USSF F License
  • Concussion safety certified 2010-2019.
  • AYSO certified U6, U8, U10, U12, U14, and U19 coach and U12 and below AYSO coach Instructor
  • AYSO Safe Haven certified 2003-2019

Coaching Experience:

  • 2018-2019            Director of Coaching ECSA
  • 2015- 2019           AYSO Commissioner – Elmhurst
  • 2014- 2016           Head Coach and Commissioner Elmhurst FC
  • 2007-2010            Head Coach and Board Member Hawks Soccer Club
  • 2005-2019            AYSO Board Member (CVPA, Safety Director, At Large) - Elmhurst
  • 2003-2019            AYSO Coach - Elmhurst

Background:

Matt grew up playing soccer in and around Elmhurst.  A knee injury ended his career and limited him to playing in pick up leagues in college and beyond.  Once his oldest son reached playing age, Matt volunteered to coach in order to spend more time with his kids.  As each year passed he became more involved in both their club and AYSO soccer teams.  All four of Matt’s kids played for him in club and AYSO soccer and has led to a love of coaching and developing players.

Mission statement:

To help every player leave at the end of each year as a better player than when they started.  And to leave them with a smile on their face and a passion for the game.