Matt Jones is a proud member of Cadre 15 for the MALT Program at Pepperdine University. Although he daylights as both a System Support Analyst for the Kern Community College District in Bakersfield, CA. and as a Graphic Artist, the job most pertinent to his study was that of Head Age Group Coach for the Bakersfield Aquatics Club Orcas.
Matt began his coaching career in 2004, the final year of his collegiate swimming career. Upon entering the field of swim coaching, Matt was able to quickly identify a passion...teaching. Since that time he has used his over 23 years of experience as a competitive swimmer to facilitate the understanding of proper stroke technique, race strategy and sport psychology to all those whom he has coached.
Matt considers the pool a second home, so when the time came to consider an area of study...competitive swimming became the ideal place. He has often found that the swim training environment is a microcosm of the real world. As such, Matt can often be found testing and tinkering with his ideas as a coach, which he then hopes to apply to other aspects of his life, should they prove to be successful.
Following the results of his study on Seeing Below the Surface: How Technology Can Make Coaching a Shared Experience, Matt plans to extend the scope of his study to the entire group of swimmers whom he coaches. In addition, over time Matt has several other ideas up his sleeve he plans to implement.
Matt, originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, is married to his wife, Danay Jones, and lives in Bakersfield, CA.
For more information about Matt and his time spent in MALT at Pepperdine, please visit his personal website at: www.mattajones.com