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Matthew K. Van Dyke


7575 E. Arkansas Ave. #8-206                                                                                   (515)419-4874

Denver, CO 80231                                                                           matthew.k.vandyke@gmail.com


 

PROFESSIONAL OBJECTIVE

To develop elite athletes at the collegiate or professional level by implementing strength, speed, conditioning, and mobility programs specific to their individual sport’s needs.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

University of Denver                                                                                                                            Denver, CO

Associate Director of Sports Performance                                                   September 2015-Current

  • Responsible for designing, implementing and monitoring performance based protocols for six teams (M. Lacrosse, Ski, Volleyball, M. & W. Swimming, and M. & W. Tennis).
  • Designed and implemented nutritional programs on an individual athlete basis.
  • Implemented portions of the “Sport Science” protocol designed previously.
  • Responsible for data tracking and implementation of required changes to training, considering training load of practices, training sessions, travel, as well as competition.

 

University of Minnesota                                                                                                         Minneapolis, MN

Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning                       February 2015-September 2015

  • Designed, implemented, and monitored speed, strength, conditioning, and mobility programs, specifically for men’s and women’s hockey, men’s track and field, and baseball.
  • Designed and implemented nutritional programs on an individual athlete basis.
  • Responsible for data tracking and implementation of required changes to training.
  • Designed a “Sport Science” protocol to individualize training based on each athlete’s required physical performance quality needs.
  • Acquired Omega Wave and Catapult data used to change training loads accordingly.

 

St. Cloud State University                                                                                                              St. Cloud, MN

Speed, Strength, & Conditioning Graduate Assistant                        August 2013-February 2015

  • Designed, implemented, and monitored speed, strength, conditioning, and mobility programs, specifically baseball and swimming.
  • Assisted in implementing and monitoring strength, conditioning, and mobility programs for red shirt football, football, men’s and women’s basketball, as well as soccer.
  • Designed, implemented, and monitored speed, strength, and conditioning programs for football athletes preparing for Pro-Day.
  • Designed and implemented nutritional programs on an individual and team basis.
  • Conducted general maintenance and sanitation of weight room.

 

Impact Hockey Training                                                                                                       Minneapolis, MN

Off-Ice Training Coordinator                                                                                                  June-July 2014

  • Designed, incorporated, and monitored off-ice training programs, specifically for hockey goalies.
  • Athletes trained ranged from youth through high school age.

Iowa State University                                                                                                                              Ames, IA

Speed, Strength, & Conditioning Student Assistant                                               January-May 2013

  • Implemented and monitored speed, strength, conditioning, and mobility programs, specifically for football.
  • Assisted in implementing and monitoring athletes preparing for the NFL combine and NFL draft.
  • Demonstrated proper exercise technique for athletes.
  • Tracked body weight and assisted in post training nutrition.
  • Conducted general maintenance and sanitation of weight room.

                 

Iowa State University                                                                                                                              Ames, IA

Speed, Strength, & Conditioning Intern                                                                        May-August 2012

  • Monitored speed, strength, and conditioning programs for Olympic Sports.
  • Developed, implemented, and monitored programs for the Iowa State University Strength and Speed Camp for high school athletes.
  • Demonstrated proper exercise technique for athletes.

 

Continuing Personal Development

  • Developed, implemented, monitored, and progressed complete, and continuing, strength, agility, conditioning, mobility, and nutrition programs for professional and elite hockey goalies.
  • Developed and implemented strength, agility, conditioning, mobility, and nutrition programs for an NFL defensive lineman.

 

EDUCATION

Master of Special Studies, St. Cloud State University                                    St. Cloud, MN, May 2015

Major: Special Studies: Nutrition  & Exercise Physiology

 

Bachelor of Science, Iowa State University                                                  Ames, IA, December 2012

Major: Exercise Science                                                                      

 

HONORS, ACTIVITIES, CERTIFICATIONS

  • Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC) 2014
  • USA Weightlifting Sport Performance Coach Certified (USAW) 2014
  • American Red Cross CPR and First-Aid Certified
  • Capable of utilizing Omega Wave and Catapult data systems for performance enhancements
  • Published co-author of “Triphasic Lacrosse Training Manual”
  • Published co-author of “Triphasic Tactical Training Manual”
  • Published co-author of E-Book “Triphasic Training: A High School Strength and Conditioning Manual”
  • Published co-author of “Triphasic Training” in September 2014 issue of Training & Conditioning
  • Contributing writer for xlathlete.com
  • Speaker at the 2014 and 2015 Minnesota Sports Performance Clinic
  • Speaking at the 2015 National CSCCa Conference
  • Professional website: vandykestrength.com in which I publish coach and athlete specific information
  • Big XII Second Team Academic Honors (2011, 2012)
  • Four year walk on for The Iowa State University Football Team
  • ISU Dean’s list (3.5+/4.0) Fall 2010
  • Member of the Iowa State University Hockey Team – 2008-2009 Season
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