Matt was appointed as the 6th Secretary-Treasurer since 1924 in March, 2017 upon the retirement of Dick Beverage.
Prior to his work for the Association, Matt was a 10th round pick of the Chicago Cubs, played for five other MLB Organizations, and was a Closer for Team USA Baseball. During his pro career, he successfully overcame numerous challenges including 5 career sidelining arm surgeries and a devastating Lyme diseasediagnosis in 2000. With each consecutive surgery, Matt went back to college utilizing Major League Baseball's excellent baseball scholarship program. He ultimately battled his way back to full health and had a fruitful professional career spanning 15+ seasons.
Matt retired in 2012 to Scottsdale , AZ , and is the inventor/founder of an innovative sports tech company with a state of the art new line of batting cages and pitching tunnels which aid in the training and advancement of aspiring ballplayers.
He believes in the power of sports to transform one's life, and is honored as a baseball ambassador to share his experience with the youth climbing the ranks into baseball and with those retired from the game facing life's various challenges.