Matt Nein

IMG_5066 I am the Coordinator of Sports Performance and Manager of Fitness  Facilities  at Salisbury University in Salisbury, MD. The fundamental  guidelines of can be  found in all areas of training  and facility management within my programs.  We strive for the  positive  experience that  will enable the students and student athletes to grow to  be successful  on the  field, in the classroom and in life.

This blog features thoughts of Brad and Matt Nein.  It is focused on “positive coaching.”  Our philosophy is to create exceptional sport experiences for all participants through the positive and meaningful interaction of athletes, parents, and coaches.

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My Biography

I am currently in my 12th year of coaching as the Coordinator of Sports Performance for the highly competitive Division III program – Salisbury University.  My responsibilities include the coordination of 21 teams training programs that are directed to reduce the risk of injury while enhancing performance. During my tenure here, I have been fortunate to work with 10 National Championship teams, over 75 Conference Champions and 140+ All-Americans.

For the past 9 years I have also worked as an adjunct professor within the Exercise Science Department (undergraduate) and Applied Health Physiology Department (graduate) at Salisbury University.  By having this opportunity to educate, I have learned more than you could imagine about myself and how to enhance the opportunities I provide to those that I work with every day.

But where did my coaching and teaching influence originate?  Well, it all began as a collegiate baseball pitcher at Towson University (1997-2002).  After playing for 5 seasons I had to come to the realization that my skills were not good enough to make it to the next level.  Because I still loved the game, I wanted to take the knowledge that I had gained starting back when my father coached me and help other athletes grow.  I spent 2 summers coaching collegiate baseball in the New York Collegiate Baseball League with the Newark Raptors.  During this time I was also able to help with the Salisbury University baseball team while attaining my Master’s Degree in Applied Health Physiology.  Having interned under the former Strength & Conditioning Coordinator for the Baltimore Orioles, Tim Bishop, I found that I could merge my passion as a coach of strength and conditioning with the game of baseball.  This led to me gaining an opportunity to work as a minor league strength coach for 1 season with the Toronto Blue Jays.  Upon completion of the season I was hired at Salisbury University.  Recently I have had two publications in the ebook Programs That Work 3.1 and 4.1 produced by EliteFTS for 2013 and 2014.

IMG_6659 I currently have 2 daughters and cannot wait for the experiences they will have as they grow  older. Along with my wife of 8 years, Jennifer,  we know that they will be molded by the  values we  instill on them as they experience the true meaning of success.

Conference Presentation

1. 2012 – National Strength & Conditioning Association Maryland State Clinic                                    “Alternative Paradigm Training”

2. 2014 – Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers Association Student Symposium                                                                                                          “Functional Movement Screening”

3. 2014 – Florida Athletic Coaches Association: Lacrosse Conference                                                                                                                “Long Term Athletic Development for the High School Lacrosse Athlete”

4. 2015 – National Strength & Conditioning Association Delaware State Clinic                                                                                                 “Long Term Athletic Development”

5. 2016 – National Strength & Conditioning Association Coaches Conference                                                                                                   “Small School Solutions Session: Roundtable”

6. 2016 – Strength & Conditioning/Athletic Development Virginia Clinic                                                                                                            “Power Development and Coaching the Olympic Lifts”


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