Played for Belton(SC) Post 51, 1991-1994, drafted by Mets. Played at Clemson, Olympian 1996, then drafted by the Twins in the 1st round in 1997.
Matthew was a catcher, 1st baseman and DH. He is currently the bullpen coach for the Washington Nationals.
The World Series-winning manager played American Legion Baseball growing up and now is a proud supporter of The American Legion and American Legion Baseball, doing an annual "American Legion Week" for his teams.