Matt Netzley

Phone: 907-521-1690


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Matt Netzley


Hi All, it's me, Coach Netzley!


A little about myself and my family:


I'm a true blue Sourdough, born in Anchorage Alaska during the middle of the oil boom.


I went to Northern Lights ABC Elementary in Anchorage, as well as Birchwood ABC Elementary in Eagle River.  I went to Gruening Junior High and graduated from Chugiak High School.


I grew up being very active and loving every minute of it!  My main sport has always been soccer.  I started playing soccer when I was 4 years old, and I still play to this day (just not quite as fast).  Other team sports I've played are baseball, basketball, volleyball, football, rugby and softball.  While I was in High School, my buddy introduced me to rock climbing and I fell in love with it.  I love hiking, extreme mountain biking, downhill skiing, snowshoeing, camping, four wheeling, cowboying and driving teams of horses.


Music has also been a huge part of my life as well.  I took piano lessons as a kid for a couple of years, and then in fourth grade I started to play both trumpet and cello.  I continued to play both instruments through Junior high.  I had the great opportunity to be a part of the Anchorage Junior Youth Symphony playing both trumpet and cello.  When I went to High School,I chose to stick to the trumpet where I eventually received a national accommodation from the United States Marine Corps for my trumpet playing.


The main profession I've had most of my life is driving teams of draft horses; and I love it!  I've had the great oppurtunity to travel all over the united states as well as parts of Europe.  I've had the oppurtunity to work in many different industries throughout my life but have always loved working, teaching and coaching children the best!


I went to the University of Alaska Anchorage, University of Alaska South-East Ketchikan and Brigham Young University Idaho.


I met and married my beautiful wife, Andrea, in Spokane Washington.  We were married in 2004 and since then have had 5 wonderful kids; Emily, Alison, Hannah, Gabe and Tate.


I absolutely love to coach kids!  I love to watch them accomplish something they didn't think they could do, as well as watch them learn what teamwork is all about.  I've been coaching since I was 12 and have continued almost constantly since then.  I've coached soccer, basketball, volleyball, football, Junior Native Youth Olympics, disc golf, archery and throwing events in track and field.  I've coached both rec. leagues and comp. leagues.  I've been an assistant coach for High School soccer as well as High School football.  I'm currently an assistant coach at Teeland Middle School for Soccer, C Team and 6th Grade Girls Basketball, C Team and 6th Grade girls Volleyball, trowing events in Track and Field and Head Coach for the Archery program.


At Tanaina I had the opurtuntiy to start the disc golf and soccer club 4 years ago.  I've also helped coach Cross Country, Basketball, Volleyball and Track and Field.  I love being out on the playground with the kids and watching them get excited about learning new games.


I love Tanaina Elementary and Teeland Middle School!