I would like to lead in the development of a youth sports organization. It is my goal to provide an
exciting and challenging basketball experience to our club members. My combined education and
experience in sport management, coaching, and program directing are well suited for the
challenge. Sport is my passion and I am driven to make any organization I am a part of
I possess a Bachelors of Science in Sports Administration from Lock Haven University of
Pennsylvania and membership to the national honor fraternity Phi Kappa Phi. I am also in pursuit
of a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science/Sport Psychology. This educational foundation has
provided me with a strong understanding of Athletic Administration and Performance
Enhancement. But these programs also put an emphasis on the understanding and development of
leadership skills, as well as organization and communication proficiency. My academic
accomplishments demonstrate the value I place upon learning and selfdiscipline. This will drive
me to provide a positive environment for those I work with and for.
My coaching career has enjoyed much success over the last seventeen years as a youth, scholastic
and collegiate basketball coach. Highlights of these accomplishments include five high school
state championships and region Coach of the Year. As an educator I helped develop and teach a
College and Career Prep Curriculum that was designated by the Arizona Education Foundation as
an A+ Program of Excellence. But most important to me is the memories shared while helping
guide so many young men and women to be productive members of society.
My experience working as a coach and teacher developed my ability in conflict resolution,
motivational influence, and inspirational leadership. The diverse educational background from
Liberal Arts University’s in combination with my broad area of interests prepares me to be
effective in various leadership positions. I encourage you to examine my enclosed resume for
details of my background and a list of quality professional references.
I would appreciate your membership and/or support of our youth sport organization. You can
contact me at . Thank you for your consideration and I am looking forward to
hearing from you in the near future.
Matthew L. J.