• Meet our Certified Athletic Trainer

    Head Athletic Trainer

    Matthew Niesen MS, ATC, LAT

    I was born and raised here in Jacksonville, Florida. I am a graduate of Bishop Kenny High School and the University of North Florida. SWOOP! I have a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from UNF. I went on to earn my Master of Science in Athletic of Training at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. During my time in Hawai’i, my research focused on concussion assessments for children. I also assisted in studies based in biomechanics and exercises physiology.

    I am a strong believer in education. I try to teach my student-athletes how to recognize the signs of an injury versus routine muscle soreness. I help them understand how to best take care of there bodies both in the short and long term. I take great pride in helping athletes prevent and recover from sports related injuries. 

    When I am not at the High school, I like to spend quality time with my family. I am an avid sports fan of my alma maters, the Gators and the Jags. I also enjoy traveling and being out on the water.