Matt is a high school English teacher, baseball coach, husband, and father of 4. He has been with CrossFit Merced for 10 years – 9 of them as a coach and 6 of them as a co-owner (before handing over the reigns completely in 2020). He is L1 and L2 certified, and has experience in both participating in and organizing/hosting CrossFit competitions and weightlifting events. While you won’t see him on the coaching schedule frequently these days (too much other life happening!), you will see him helping/encouraging/coaching others even during his own workout. He LOVES helping people identify and fix the minute details of movement, especially when it comes to Olympic lifting. He is also the resident expert on 90s rap, Adam Sandler movies, and classic literature.