Following two years as a graduate assistant in the Tennessee Tech Athletic Performance Center, Matt Hewett was elevated a year ago to the position of Student Support Associate, which places him as the assistant strength and conditioning coach. He reports to Casey Kramer, Director of Athletic Performance, and is responsible for coaching, teaching, motivating and supervising the workouts of Golden Eagle student-athletes. Hewett trains the baseball and tennis teams as well as assisting with the conditioning of Tech's football student-athletes.
A former OVC athlete, he is familiar with the landscape of the conference. He enjoyed a great deal of success as an athlete and a graduate assistant working with Tech baseball, and brings a diverse background in strength and conditioning.
Prior to his current position, Hewett assisted for two years in the strength training and conditioning workouts for TTU football under the direction of Kramer and former Director of Athletic Performance Chip Pugh. He also designed and administered strength training and conditioning workouts for both the baseball and volleyball teams.
A Dresden, Tenn., native, Hewett is a level 1 certified USA W Sport Performance Coach and a CrossFit level 1 trainer. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Prior to earning his masters in exercise science, physical education and wellness at Tennessee Tech, Hewett attended UT Martin and graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science in Health and Human Performance with a concentration in Exercise Science and Wellness. Hewett also played runningback for the Skyhawks and served as the football strength and conditioning intern. After graduation, Hewett became a strength and conditioning intern at the University of Tennessee from January to June, 2012.
Hewett, 27, currently resides in Cookeville. He was married to the former Brooke Mussard of Cookeville on Aug. 9, 2014.