Trinity College Athletics has hired Matt Hyde as an assistant strength and conditioning coach. Hyde comes to Trinity from Rutgers University where he was an intern during the 2018-2019 school year. At Rutgers, Hyde assisted with men's and women's basketball, men's and women's track and field, softball, field hockey, gymnastics, baseball, and the men's golf team. He also ran the strength and conditioning program for the Rutgers dance team.
Prior to Rutgers, Hyde earned his master's degree in athletic leadership at Castleton University in Vermont while serving as an assistant strength and conditioning coach. Hyde worked directly with the field hockey, men's and women's lacrosse, wrestling, and assisted with football while with the Spartans. He also ran the internship program and was involved in hiring and facilitating the intern education program. Hyde served as an intern strength and conditioning coach for football at Colorado State University during the 2015-2016 school year and for the University at Buffalo during the summer of 2017.
A native of Oswego, Illinois, Hyde earned his bachelor's degree in kiniesology from Iowa State University with an emphasis in health and fitness management and minors in speech communication and health promotion. He is a National Strength Coaches Association (NSCA) Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), and a USA Weightlifting (USAW) Sports Performance Coach (USAW). Hyde is also certified in Functional Movement Systems (FMS).