Sports Performance Coach
Mathew Neil has trained some of the best Major League Baseball players in the country. He has worked as a strength and conditioning coach on both the east and west coast. He knows what is needed from both a coaching and professional athlete perspective. Neil’s motto is: Being great at what you do is not always easy, but it is always worth it.
After having an all-state high school season in Arizona, Neil put his hat in the ring as a BYU baseball walk-on contender. He subsequently played three years as a starting pitcher the team. Collecting accolades such as National Pitcher of the Week and Second-Team All-Mountain West Conference.
In June of 2011, Neil was drafted by the Miami Marlins. He quickly worked his way up the ranks of the minor leagues, reaching AA in his first full season, and AAA in his second. Neil spent 2013-2016 playing for different organizations at the AAA level. In July of 2016, Neil decided to retire at age 29 to raise his family and pursue an opportunity in software development.
While at BYU, Neil majored in Exercise Sciences and graduated in 2012 with his bachelor’s degree. In his first few off-seasons he worked as a strength and conditioning coach and a pitching coach for two different colleges in the Redding, CA area. In 2014, Neil suffered an injury that caused him to miss the second half of the season. However, this setback afforded him the opportunity to become a coach at Cressey Sports Performance in Jupiter, FL.
While there he helped assess and train some of the best MLB players in the game, along with several high-profile college and high school athletes in a wide range of sports. With this experience, Neil has gained an eye and mentality to properly asses the athletes that come into Norton Performance.