"I'm based in New Zealand and have spent the last 10 years coaching with national track teams specialising in Team Pursuit and bunch racing and road - I have had the privilege of coaching the New Zealand Men's team at world championships and more recently the Canadian Women's Team at the Tokyo Olympics."
More about Matt
I enjoy the challenges of problem solving associated with training and race tactics, this led me to furthering my education with a masters in exercise physiology to ensure I can understand the interactions and responses between the body and training/life stressors to help an athlete become the best version of themselves.
I I enjoy working with people from all walks of life and the reward for me is seeing an athlete achieve something they have set out to do or didn't think they could achieve.
I believe the path to success is varied and individual, each plan needs to be tailored for the individual - happy athletes are fast and healthy athletes
10+ years coaching national teams at Olympic and World Championship level
Coached Canadian track athletes at Tokyo Olympics
Coached Team NZ in six World Cups including Team Pursuit Gold in 2019 and Bronze in 2017
5 Years coaching at Cycling New Zealand
Huge fan of the NFL and College football! Go Ducks! - despite playing rugby as a kid!
Masters Degree - Exercise Physiology, University of Otago
PGDip - Physical Education, University of Canterbury
BSc - Sport and Exercise, Massey University
UCI Diploma - Track/Road Cycling, UCI World Cycling Center
Level 1 Strength & Conditioning Coach, Australia Strength & Conditioning
2015-2019 Cycling New Zealand - Track Coach
2019-2021 Cycling Canada - Women's Lead Endurance Track Coach