Matt Walsh will be returning to the coaching staff as an assistant for the 18 Adidas. He has spent the last two seasons as the head coach with 17 Adidas.
Prior to The Academy Volleyball Club, Matt spent time with Indiana University as the Technical Coordinator for their women’s program. In his role, Walsh coordinated all film, video and statistical analysis efforts in both practice and competition settings. Walsh also was heavily involved in scouting opponents and creating scouting reports.
Walsh spent time playing professionally in the Extraliga in the Czech Republic, where he was a member of Aero Odolena Voda. Previously, he has coached at EVP Beach Volleyball and Ultimate Volleyball Club in Chicago. He has also worked camps at the University of Wisconsin.
From 2015-18 Walsh played collegiately at Ball State as a middle blocker. At Ball State Walsh was a two-time AVCA All-America Honorable Mention honoree and a four-time Scholar Athlete. In 2017, the 6-11, Walsh was ranked first in hitting percentage nationally and top-10 in blocks/set. In his senior year he was the team captain and racked up 1180 career points, which ranks second in school history.
Walsh, a native of Chicago, Illinois, was a four year starting middle blocker at Ball State and graduated in 2018 with a Bachelor’s Degree in General Studies.