Matthew’s passion for football started young. As the son of a former NFL player and Chicago Police officer, he remembers that football permeated his upbringing, but his family never let him lose sight of the importance of academics. He excelled at football at his public high school in Chicago and then decided on a post graduate year at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford CT. He went on to be a four-year football starter at Trinity College in Connecticut while pursuing his degree. Post-graduation he knew he wanted to combine his love for sports and his knack for working with young people with his educational accomplishments. He now teaches Psychology as well as coaches football, basketball, and track and field at The Williston Northampton School in western Massachusetts. Matthew realizes that Football and Sports in general can cultivate many positive ideals such as teamwork, perseverance, and the valuing and trusting of others. Through coaching and teaching he aims to help young people become leaders on and off the field.