Matt Herring enters his fifth year as the strength and conditioning coordinator for the University of Florida men's basketball and men's and women's golf program. Herring arrived in Gainesville after spending the previous two years at Oklahoma State.
The impact of Herring’s teachings is indisputable, as combined with back-to-back national championships in 2006 and 2007 at the University of Florida, he helped Oklahoma State reach the 2004 Final Four, and has been an integral part of teams that have reached three of the last five Final Fours.
He arrived at Oklahoma State after spending two years as an intern at the University of Texas. During his stint at UT, he also spent a season as a full-time assistant coach and strength & conditioning coach for the men's basketball team at St. Edward's University in Austin.
Prior to his stint as a strength and conditioning coach, Herring was a teacher in the Schertz school district in Schertz, Texas, a suburb of San Antonio. He was at Schertz for five years, from 1994-99.
Herring earned his bachelor's degree in exercise sports science from Southwest Texas in 1994. He achieved his M.Ed. in kinesiology from the University of Texas in May of 2002. He is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and USA Weightlifting. Matt is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a Certified Sports Performance Coach.
A native of Austin, Texas, Herring is married to the former Cindy Von Eper. The two are the parents of Laney Austin Herring, born on March 16, 2005.