Matt is a former 4 year Division 1 Point Guard who was a 2 year captain and led his team to the NCAA March Madness Tournament in 1995. Standing at 5’9” Matt had to put a premium on hard work both the regular and off season. Matt broke the single season 3 point record his senior year and made several big shots in the final seconds to lead his team to win including a 3 in overtime of the conference semi finals with 2 seconds left to win by 1 point. He made the Conference All Tournament Team and is the epitome of “hard work pays off!” Matt has been developing skills of atheletes both on and off the court for over 30 years. Matt’s a strong believer in the developing on court skills, leadership qualities and strong moral character off the court.
I’ve known Matt now for 25 years. First seeing how undersized he was at a Division 1 College, I wondered how he was going to contribute. Matt, from the very first day, was an extremely hard worker that took incredible care of his body. He was very coachable whether it was on the court, in the training room or lifting in the weight room. Because of his hard work and basketball skill, he was able to not only compete at a high level; he also became a team leader.
I watched Matt grow as a competitor during the TAAC Championship where he hit big shots and a game winner in overtime against SE Louisiana. It was an exciting time for a team that struggled early in the season and hit stride at the right time. Matt’s key play helped us get to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history. We competed hard, but lost to eventual champion UCLA. After the season, I went on to work in the NBA, 25 seasons now. Matt and I kept in touch. As his wonderful parents raised him, he became a great family man.
If you are interested in learning how to work hard. Develop leadership skills from a winner. Build your character from someone of the highest morals and character. Then work with Matt Tchir.Jay Sabol, Athletic Trainer, Miami HEAT Basketball Operations