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Matthew King

Matt King

May 31, 2016- Barrie, ON:

Within the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board, there are a tremendous amount of influential athletic leaders whom we wish to recognize.  These exceptional staff members contribute to a competitive, vibrant, safe and fair athletic experience for our student-athletes.  


From St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School in Tottenham, we wish to recognize the efforts of Matthew King.  After ten years of dedicated service as a teacher and coach, Matt is embarking on a new adventure.  He looks forward to giving back to First Nations education as an elementary school teacher and being closer to family and friends.  


"Kinger (Matt) has been a huge part of the sporting landscape at St. Thomas Aquinas since his arrival.  He has coached basketball, volleyball, cross country as well as track and field,” said colleague Mauro Porco.  


It was seven years ago when Matt became the Co-Curricular Chairperson at St. Thomas Aquinas, overseeing all aspects of athletics and taking Stinger sport programs to new heights.  “His commitment as a sport administrator has been invaluable and certainly will be missed,” commented Porco.  


Matt has an immense passion for the sport of basketball and enjoys coaching both the junior girls and boys teams.  “Coach King's teams have won numerous junior championships over the years and he has also been a key player in the success of the senior basketball teams,” expressed colleague Pat Dooley.  “To say Matt will be missed is an understatement.”


On behalf of SMCDSB, Matt, we thank you for your outstanding athletic leadership and wish you the best of luck in your future endeavours.   Please visit Employee Connect to nominate another SMCDSB staff member.