Mat Kite joined the D1 team in 2014 and currently serves as both the Director of Education and Field Support Director.
Mat received his Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Texas at Austin where he studied Exercise Science with a minor in Education. Student teaching and coaching at local schools while attending Texas helped Mat develop a foundation of instruction, coaching strategies, and understanding of the learning process. As an Intern Strength Coach for the Texas Football program he expanded his experience working under Master Strength Coaches Bennie Wylie and Donnie Maib implementing conditioning programs, managing nutritional plans, and building rapport with the athletes. Here he realized his passion for improving performance with athletes in the weight room and on the field. Before joining D1 in Dallas, Mat spent 3 years post graduate learning and developing his craft at two high performance facilities; HIT Center Austin and Michael Johnson Performance.
Mat’s love for sport comes from having played and competed through high school in almost every team sport available to him: Football, Baseball, Basketball, Track & Field, and Powerlifting. Mat also completed the walk on process at UT for football, but found his calling joining the Strength staff as an intern. It’s those experiences that drive Mat to be the Coach for others like the ones he had mentoring him throughout his athlete career. #IronSharpensIron
Mat holds numerous accolades such as being a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association USA while also being a Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach (USAW-L1SP). Dr. John Berardi’s Precision Nutrition course member of The D1 Training Panel helps develop the D1 product through programming and direction of continuing education, coaching certification, and exploring new training techniques. Mat is also a writer and contributor for Men’s Health while maintaining a seat on the Fitness Council.
Mat lives in Dallas with his wife Cassie, daughter Callie, and their two dogs, Pepper & Tex.
- If you know Mat for 5 minutes, you’ll know he’s from Texas. He’ll tell you.
- Mat enjoys cooking for the family, being on the water, live music, and old country dance halls.
- He will try to convert you to the Texas music scene.