Branch Executive & DEFY Head Coach
Matt moved to Maine from the Virgin Islands with his wife, Jessica, in 1998. He started in the Aquatics Department as an Assistant Swim Coach and Instructor. After serving for several years as the Aquatic Director, Matt became involved in Membership, Marketing and oversaw the aquatic department. Matt has been on the DEFY Coaching staff since 1998 and has been the Head Coach since 2000. Matt has been awarded Maine State Coach of the Year in 2010, 2013, and 2016. Before moving to Maine, Matt coached the Blue Marlin Swim Team of St. Croix, USVI along with Carderock Spring Cudas in Bethseda, Maryland. Matt has held several positions on the board of Maine Swimming, and currently serves as the Safe Sport Chair.
Matt is currently Operations Director for the Lawrence Family Community Center in Blue Hill and the Head Coach for the DEFY Swim Team.
Matt lives in Lamoine with his wife Jessica and children Ella and Ryder along with Golden Doodle Roxie and also serves as a school board member at the Lamoine Consolidated School.
With DEFY since 1998.