N34: Matt Nein - Creating a Competitive Environment for Athletes to Thrive
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Today we are joined by Matt Nein on Episode 34 of The Hawkin Podcast.


Matt Nein is currently the Assistant Director of Athletics & Campus Rec/Head Sports Performance Coach & Manager of Fitness & Facilities at Salisbury University, in Salisbury, Maryland, and has been since 2004. Before that, Matt was the Minor League Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Toronto Blue Jays. In 2018, Matt was named the National Strength & Conditioning Association College Strength Coach of the Year, an award given annually to the top strength coach across NCAA DI, DII, DIII, and NAIA divisions. Matt also serves on the NSCA Advisory Board for the State of Delaware, is the Chair for the NSCA Lacrosse Special Interest Group (SIG), and serves on the NSCA Honor & Awards Committee. Matt earned his Master's degree in Applied Health Physiology from Salisbury University and his Bachelor's degree in Health & Physical Education/Fitness from Towson University. During this episode, Matt gives some great insight into the fast-growing sport of Lacrosse, creating a competitive environment for athletes to thrive, and much more...


Time Stamps for Today's Episode:

  • 00:00:07 Who is Matt Nein?
  • 00:00:52 Matt’s career path
  • 00:10:14 Sport-specific demands of lacrosse
  • 00:17:56 The evolution of woman’s lacrosse
  • 00:23:03 Athlete efficiency
  • 00:31:05 Knowing what’s best for your athletes
  • 00:37:08 Athlete commitment
  • 00:43:39 What are you committed to?
  • 00:52:43 Creating a competitive environment
  • 01:00:26 Strive to be more than average
  • 01:06:19 Advice for younger coaches
  • 01:14:08 How to contact Matt Nein


If you are interested in learning more about Matt Nein, he can be found on LinkedIn here, or by email at manein@salisbury.edu.

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