Get to know 




Matt played at UCSB and after he graduated he went on to play professionally in Europe for five years. He is currently a head coach at Sunshine Volleyball Club. 

Did you know??

  • Matt’s middle name is Minter and most friends call him by his last name, Thobe (Pronounced Toby).

  • He wore glasses/contacts from 7 years old all the way until he was 22 years old when he got Lasik eye surgery.

  • As a junior and senior at UCSB, Matt received the award for highest GPA on his team.

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Matt’s Volleyball Quick Facts

  • He played at Loyola High School as a middle blocker where he and his team won two CIF Division 1 Championships.

  • Matt went on to play middle blocker at UC Santa Barbara where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies.

  • He also played professionally in Austria and Norway. In Tomsø, Norway the sun never rises in December/January and never sets in June/July.


Matt’s Fun Facts!

  • Pet names: Missy, Fred, Frisky, Gus, and Maverick

  • Bucket list: Spend a summer sailing around the islands in the Mediterranean

  • Ice Cream Flavor: World Class Chocolate from Baskin Robbins

  • Food fact: He didn’t eat guacamole for 20 years and now loves it!

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