December 9th, 2016

Hyland's Heroes: Matt Carson

Sarah Newell

CSN Staff Writer

Hyland's Heroes: Matt Carson
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The following feature is a part of a bi-weekly series, sponsored by Hyland Insurance. "Hyland's Heroes" is a series of profiles that spotlight Louisville area Catholic volunteers, coaches and administrators who assist athletic programs and teams, and help promote excellence in all aspects of sports.

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Matthew Carson is an assistant basketball coach at Sacred Heart and has also been the basketball coordinator at St. Albert.

When and how did you get your start with St. Albert/SHA?

At Sacred Heart, I went to help out with JV post players in 1998 for Jamie Dumstorf and have never left.

At St. Albert, I started with volunteering for basketball tryouts in 2008, became Coordinator in 2009.

Who asked you to contribute or what got you involved?

Love for the game of basketball and helping kids get better.

What sports did or do you volunteer to help and for how long?

Volunteer/assist with basketball.

What’s the connection with your faith and giving your time to student athletes?

Faith to promote play and core values for growth.

Who was the most influential person on your volunteer career? Why?

My mother-in-law Beth Wychulis, she is respected by the Catholic sports community as a former player, coach and referee.

What are your major themes/principles as a volunteer?

Teamwork, good practice makes perfect games

What does your role at St. Albert/SHA bring your family?

Nothing.  Don't expect anything from it.

What are the fondest experiences or memories you have of volunteer time?

Three straight state championships with SHA, numerous friends made over the 19 years. Sense of community and fellowship.


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