Prior to Hungary, Matt spent six years as Athletic/Activity Coordinator and PE teacher at the International School of Latvia, specializing in new program development. Originally from Akron, Ohio, Matt has coached a variety of sports and levels in international schools along with organizing many tournaments/festivals.
Over the past four years, he has been very active in leading Professional Development opportunities for CEESA Athletic Director’s and Activity Coordinators through his association with the USA-based National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. Matt has been a key contributor to collaborative efforts between CEESA, the NIAAA, and the Canadian Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. These endeavors have lead to the development of the International Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (IIAAA), which aims to provide courses adapted from the NIAAA to meet the unique needs of AD’s in international school settings. The primary goals of the IIAAA is to provide PD opportunities, enhance the repertoire of AD’s, and provide best-practice strategies for education-based athletics in International Schools.
Matt has achieved the highest level of certification through the NIAAA by earning the Certified Master Athletic Administrator title. He also holds a BS Ed. From the University of Dayton, and MS Ed. from the University of Akron.