Matt Brooks has been a professional coach and trainer for the last 17 years. Matt grew up in the suburbs of Liverpool, England and at age 10 was signed by Wigan Athletic Football Club. At aged 16 Matt turned professional and despite suffering from a double leg fracture which kept him sidelined for 14 months he went on to spend 4 more years at the club.
After arriving in the US, Matt signed for the South Jersey Barons Pro team and played an integral part in leading the team to USISL D3 Final. Unfortunately the Barons lost 2-1 to Western Mass Pioneers with Matt scoring the only goal for the Barons.
After his successful season with the Barons he was then signed by the Philadelphia Kixx professional indoor soccer team where he spent 5 years including winning an MISL Championship in 2001 against Milwaukee Wave in front of a crowd of over 20,000
Matt currently resides in Marlton, NJ with his wife Laura and sons Jake (8) and Sam (2). He currently holds his coaching licenses in both the US and UK.
Matt is thrilled to be back at the Barons where it all began over 17 years ago, and is looking forward to passing on his wealth of experience as both a player and a coach to all the SJEB players.
Over recent years Matt has enjoyed great success with the teams he has worked with.
VOORHEES BLUE DEVILS. - 2000/2001 Boys Ranked #2 in NJ
State cup finalists 2012
State cup semi finalists 2013
State cup finalists 2015
Winners -EDP Cup Winter College Showcase 2015
REAL NJ GALAXY - 2000 /2001 Girls. Ranked #9 in NJ
State cup semi finalist 2012
State cup semi finalist 2014
Maps Classic winners 2014
REAL NJ MADRID - 2003/2004 Girls. Ranked #6 in NJ
State cup Semi Finalists 2014
WAGS (Md) Finalists 2014
Jefferson Cup (VA) winners 2015
EDP Division 1 winners 2015
Medford Hurricanes - 2001/2002 girls (trainer only)
State cup winners 2013