|Position:||Assistant Athletics Director for Athletics Performance|
Matt Shadeed enters his third season as Assistant Athletics Director for Athletics Performance at Arkansas State.
Shadeed’s first two seasons working with the A-State football team saw the Red Wolves make back-to-back postseason appearances in the 2015 GoDaddy Bowl and 2015 New Orleans Bowl, while also winning the 2015 Sun Belt Conference championship with an unblemished 8-0 record.
Implementing his high-intensity strength and conditioning program upon his arrival, the results translated on to the field as the Red Wolves broke several school records, including total offense, touchdowns scored and interceptions, while also ranking among the top 50 teams nationally in at least 23 statistical categories the last two years.
Shadeed came to A-State after spending the previous season with the University of Mississippi football program as the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for football. The 2013 season saw the Rebels produce an 8-5 overall record and a 25-17 victory over Georgia Tech in the Music City Bowl under former A-State head coach Hugh Freeze.
Prior to the University of Mississippi, Shadeed was the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Southern Mississippi, where he directed the strength and conditioning programs for the women’s basketball and softball teams while assisting with the football program. The Golden Eagles enjoyed a historic year on the football field in 2011, winning 12 games and a Conference USA championship.
Shadeed served as a Graduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for Nova Southeastern University before going to Ole Miss. While there, he directed the strength programs for men’s basketball, men’s soccer, track and field, swimming and diving, women’s tennis and softball. Shadeed helped the NSU men’s swimming program to a conference championship in its inaugural season.
Shadeed began his career as an intern Strength and Conditioning Coach at Louisiana State University, where he assisted with men’s and women’s basketball, women’s softball, swimming and diving and women’s tennis. He was also instructed by Olympic Hall of Fame weightlifting coach Gayle Hatch during his stint in the Baton Rouge area.
In 2009, Shadeed received his bachelor’s degree from Southern Miss in the field of human performance and recreation with an emphasis in exercise science. He also received his Master of Science in Athletic Administration from Nova Southeastern University and is working towards his Doctor of Philosophy in Neuromechanics from the University of Mississippi.
A native of Hoover, Ala., Shadeed is Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified through the Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association. At the 2011 CSCCa National Conference, Shadeed was a recipient of the John Stucky Award, which is given to outstanding SCCC candidates who perform highly during the practical portion of the examination. He is also certified by United States Weightlifting as a Level 1 Sports Performance Coach and by the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Corrective Exercise Specialist.