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.
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!