Matt was born and raised in Birmingham. After playing football and baseball at Hoover High School, he attended the University of Alabama.
Matt was denied life insurance at the age of 30, and turned to CrossFit as a means to regain control of his health. It reinvigorated his passion for competition and the rest is history.
Matt is currently a nationally ranked master’s weightlifter in both the 81kg and 89kg weight classes. He competed at the Nike American Open in 2019 where he took silver in snatch, gold in C&J and total, and secured a bid to Pan Ams.
Matt’s coaching passion lies in seeing someone’s belief in themselves come through.