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Matt Martin

Born: Cardington, OH (google it, yes, this is really where I grew up)
Profession: Coach/COO of HPSTL. My degree says I'm a teacher and Scott wants me to be (so I am reluctantly learning to be) an accountant
Years Coaching: 20

Beginning my 10th year with HPSTL, I will again be coaching the B18 Royal team in 2019-2020.  18 Royal, our last medalist, finished 3rd in 18 Open, bringing home the bronze medal from Columbus at the USA Junior National Championships in 2015.

In addition to assisting our families with the college recruiting process, I've added (or had thrust upon me) chief operating officer responsibilities in 2014 as the club has restructured.  I'm extremely popular with the HPSTL coaches (when I pay them) and parents tend to like me much less (when they have to pay us). If you have a complaint, please remember that my degree is in gym class and I am still on the uphill side of the learning curve for all of the back office responsibilities.  Please direct all complaints to Shawn Hughes, our customer service department.


Playing Background
Coached by none other than Bryan Pieschel in college (QU '00-'01).  Primarily a setter and occasionally a libero due to height limitations. I still miss the days of sideout scoring and less confusing rules/protocol that are in the game today which qualifies me for several grumpy old man points.

Collegiate Coaching Background
NCAA Division 1 Men

  • 2002-2006 Ohio State University
  • 2007 Rutgers-Newark University
  • 2008-2011 Loyola University Chicago

NAIA Men

  • 2015 Missouri Baptist - NAIA National Champions
  • 2016 Missouri Baptist - NAIA National Champions
  • 2017 Missouri Baptist - 3rd place at NAIA National Championship
  • 2018 Missouri Baptist - 3rd place at NAIA National Championship

NCAA Division 3 Women

  • 2002 Otterbein College
  • 2006 Rutgers-Newark


Club Coaching Experience
Coached boy's with 4 clubs. At HPSTL I've been with the 18's, 16's, 13's, and 12's boys. Prior to HPSTL, most recently coached for D1 VBC in Chicago, the 2010 D1 18 Green team finishing 5th at USJN's in Austin. On the girls side, I've assisted lots of levels and coached the 11's program for HPSTL.

Other Experience
USA Volleyball - High Performance Championships (boys international youth division):

  • Silver Medal 2012
  • Gold Medal 2011
  • Gold Medal 2010
  • Gold Medal 2008
  • Gold Medal 2007
  • Silver Medal 2006

Coached the 2006-2007 Junior National Team to a NORCECA Silver Medal and a 7th place finish at World Championships (Defeating Cuba, the NORCECA Gold medalist. Our finish was the highest ever USAV finish at the time).


Awards & Finishes

  • 2004 MIVA Regular Season Champions (OSU)
  • 2005 MIVA Tournament Champions/NCAA Final Four (OSU)
  • 2009 American Volleyball Coaches Association 30 under 30
  • 2010 NCAA Division I/II Assistant Coach of the Year
  • 2015 USAJN Bronze Medalist (HPSTL 18 Royal)
  • 2015/2016 NAIA National Champions (MBU)


Other (Somewhat) Interesting Volleyball Things

  • 2004 Graduate of The Ohio State University, BS in Education/Sport and Leisure Studies
  • Worked with every level of USA Volleyball on the men/boys side
  • Coached 1 season of freshman high school girls in Ohio.
Matt Martin

Matt Martin

Recruiting Director

Phone: 614-378-2585

Matt Martin

Matt Martin

B18 Royal Head Coach

Phone: 314-762-7116


Shawn Hughes at his signing day 2016!


Adam Brewster celebrating our Bronze and his All-Tournament Team award in 2015!


Kyle Foley (HPSTL 2014) after winning NAIA National Player of the Year and the 2016 NAIA National Championship!


Grant Carder (HPSTL 2015) after our 2016 National Championship at Missouri Baptist!