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     Matt Saey
    Matt Saey

    Director of Player Development

    Alma Mater/Year:
    Western Illinois/2006


    Moore Finalizes UIC Basketball Staff with Matt Saey and Phil Gaul

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    Matt Saey was hired as the Director of Player Development on May 29, 2014.

    Saey spent the last four years as the Director of Strength and Conditioning for Saint Viator High School in Arlington Heights, Ill., the school's first full-time person in that position. Saey created and implemented a training program from scratch and helped significantly revamp the Lions' weight room facility. He was responsible for the development of nearly 400 student-athletes competing in more than 20 varsity sports. Saey was one of just three full-time high school strength coaches in the state of Illinois.

    Before his time at Saint Viator, Saey worked the Flames' strength and conditioning department as an assistant coach from 2006 to 2010. Saey worked directly with the men's basketball team along with volleyball, swimming, track, gymnastics and tennis. He graduated from Western Illinois with a degree in Exercise Physiology and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist. Saey is also a sports performance coach certified by USA Weightlifting.