17’s/18s Nt’l Championship: Matt Ferger

17/18’s National  Head Coach: Harold Johnson

Assistant Coach: Asha Harris


Matrix is very pleased to announce another high level coach joining the Matrix team!  Unfortunately we are losing Coach Matt due to job changes & major shoulder surgery.  However, we are also very fortunate that Coach Harold is available to pick up and take our 18 Championship team to the next level.  His focus will be on getting the girls seen at tournaments and finding the girls a place to play collegiately.  He is a very strong fundamental coach that stresses basics and mental toughness.

Coaching Experience

  • 2005 – present, Pro Beach Volleyball Coach (several teams & individuals)
  • 2013 & 2014 USA Volleyball High Performance Tryout Coach
  • 2013 NBA-D-League Bakersfield Jam (Phoenix Suns Affiliate) Tryout Head Coach
  • 2011 Volunteer for Arizona Scorpions, ABA pro basketball team
  • 2009 Head Coach Goodwill Ambassadors girls 16-1 American all-star team in Italy
  • 2009 Head Coach AZ Sky girls 15-1s; won the AZ Region 16s Championship, won AZ National Qualifier, played in the Junior Olympic National Championships
  • 2008 Head Coach AZ Sky boys 18-1 team; finished 7th in AZ Region Open Division
  • 2003-2007 Head Coach Arizona Juniors (girls, 12’s-16’s); finished top 3 in AZ Region twice
  • 2006 Head Coach AZ Sky Boys 16-1 team; finished 3rd in AZ Region Open Division
  • 2003 Head Coach of a girls 18 Open beach team – won silver medal at US Junior Beach Nationals
  • 2002 Named Arizona 5A High School Coach of the Year by the Arizona Coaches Association
  • 2002 Head Coach Arizona 5A High School Girls All-Star Team
  • 1996 & 1997 Head Coach Scottsdale Community College men’s volleyball team. 1996 Finished 3rd in AZ Region men’s A/AA after taking over a team that went winless the year before
  • 1994 Head Coach Scottsdale Elite Boy’s 18-1 team; won AZ Region 18s Open Championship
  • Estrella Foothills volleyball team article about winning The Buckeye Invitational: http://westvalleyview.com/content/lady-wolves-win-buckeye-invitational

Athletic Experience (partial highlights)

  • Member of the 2008 U.S. National Pro Beach Volleyball Team and played on FIVB Tour
  • Played on the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour, 2005, and AVP qualifier tour, 1992-2004
  • Pro Beach Volleyball Bio & an article: http://www.bvbinfo.com/player.asp?ID=6610


  • Won 150+ men’s open beach & 50+ coed open beach volleyball tournaments in the U.S. Finished 7th, 9th & 13th 3 years in a row in the Open/AAA division at the National Championships
  • Played AA/Open indoor volleyball (USAV, etc) 10+ years, winning 50+ tournaments


Education / Certifications

  • BS Degree in Kinesiology from Arizona State University, USAV Impact, Gold Medal Squaredv