Matt is the Owner and Operator of OTL Academy. Matt has worked at all levels of the youth and amateur game.
His passion for Goalkeeping started at a young age and continued throughout his collegiate playing career at Sonoma State University where he was the Goalkeeper for the 2002 National Championship team.
His coaching career began at the age of 14 as a Jr. coach for the Ziemer Brother Soccer Camps. This ignited a passion for coaching that he could not have imagined would take him all over the world and work with players of all ages and levels.
Matt has worked as the Goalkeeping Director for many clubs including, Sonoma County Alliance, Sereno Soccer Club, Northbay Elite FC, Placer United, and the Sacramento Republic Development Academy.
Matt has also worked at the collegiate level at Sonoma State University on the men's side and at UC Davis on the women's side.
In 2006 he began his work with US Club Soccer's ID2 program as a GK and Assistant coach, a role that continues today. With ID2 he has helped identify top young talent and has been an assistant against some of the best teams in the world. Matt has helped coach against, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Girona, Juventus, Inter Milan, Fiorentina, Boca Juniors, Velez Sarsfield, and many more.
Matt worked for former US Soccer Star and current El Salvador National Team Head Coach Hugo Perez as his Goalkeeper and Assistant coach with the Under 14 and Under 15 US Youth National Teams from 2012-2014.
Lucas has been working for OTL over the past two years and he has made a tremendous impact with both Goalkeepers and Field Players. Lucas hails from Brazil and shares his passion for the game with every player he comes into contact with.
Katie has been a leading coach in the Sacramento area for 2 decades. She played Division 1 Soccer as both a Goalkeeper and a Forward. She brings a level of intensity and insight to every training that is invaluable for players young and old.
Leo is also a native of Brazil and bring a wealth of knowledge and experience from his time in Brazil and the US. His energy and ability to connect with players of all ages is fun to watch and experience.