Author: Matt Couch NASM-YES, ISSA-SSC
Soccer, football, baseball, basketball... you name it and Couch (everyone just calls him by his last name) was good at it, but soccer is where he excelled the most and it was the sport that he was most passion about. Growing up in Tucson, his family would frequently take vacations to San Diego, so when Couch was offered a scholarship position on the D1 San Diego State University men's team he was ecstatic to live in such an amazing city. Although Couch played forward his whole life, he was a natural center back when his college coach transitioned him there as a junior. In those final 2 years, his dominant presence as a strong defender won him several accolades and a chance to play in the MLS. After experiencing time with the pros he chose to return to SDSU to finish his degree and pursue a teaching career. Helping kids learn and find success in school was fulfilling, but it didn't fill the void that soccer left. So for several years he worked alongside Alicia to grow the Catalyst Soccer Center, and he also took the opportunity to play pro again, until 2015 when he chose to leave the school environment to combine his skills as an educator with his love of soccer full time by developing this digital soccer platform.