Matt Gilbert came to The Spot Athletics from Georgia where he was working with the Kennesaw State University Football Strength and Conditioning Staff. Under the tutelage of Jim Kiritsy, Matt learned how to coach and lead Division I athletes through the entire athlete development process; from the daily training, to developing a long term plan for an entire program.
While at Kennesaw State, Matt became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA, the governing body of the Strength and Conditioning community. Prior to his time at KSU, Matt was a volunteer assistant with the Georgia Southern University Strength and Conditioning Staff, working with the football, baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, and women’s volleyball teams. Matt graduated from Georgia Southern University in 2015, where he also was a member of the Football team.
His background as an athlete led him to Strength and Conditioning, where he found his passion for helping athletes prepare for the stresses of being involved in sport. This passion has spread to his wanting to help any individual looking to improve their performance or quality of life, and also to help other coaches who have similar passions. Matt follows the simple philosophy of learning to do the basics, doing the basics, and then doing the basics better. This philosophy carries over to his programming and coaching; where he coaches clients through proper patterns, and then teaches and coaches how to load those patterns through different means to improve physical preparation for sport or life.