Long Island Football Influencer

[These are the movers and shakers of Long Island Youth Football that we wish to honor. They are Coaches, Recruiters, Parents, NFL/NCAA players, and dedicated people doing things in and outside their communities to elevate the level of football on Long Island. These people do not all have 20 years of experience, fancy alma maters, or superstar backgrounds. Many of them do; but what they all have in common is more important than that: they all put in many hours dedicated to the cause. This is time spent away from their families, sacrificing, working hard to to gain more exposure for players on Long Island, and creating new opportunities for them. Their passion and dedication is fueling the new movement that is getting people on Long Island excited about football. #JoinTheLiyfaMovement]

Matt Johnson is a Coach and former Ohio State Running Back. Matt is a major force, and very passionate in the movement to elevate football in Long Island. Having played at John Glenn for a portion of his childhood, and later at North Arlington HS(Ohio), then at Ohio State (the mecca of college football) — he has a very unique perspective. He is very talented and his services have become in high demand, not only in football; but in lacrosse, soccer, and basketball. Simply put, he is a charismatic leader who is able to get anyone who works with him at a peak level of performance.

Johnson graduated from The Ohio State University with BA Sociology / Exercise Science. USAW Olympic Lifting Coaches Certification, and he is a qualified Pilates instructor (MAT, Cadillac and Reformer). He was an Ohio State Football player on the 2002 National Championship Team and appeared in 3 BCS bowls during his career at OSU.He is a dedicated, passionate, hard worker encouraging and motivating others to freely express their talents in a respectable way. He strives to provide a fun and effective way to improve the overall quality of life for every one of his players, and helps people of all fitness levels reach their full potential. He will meet your needs and assist you in accomplishing all your fitness and wellness goals. His client’s goals become his goals.

Johnson grew up in Huntington, NY. He has been a personal trainer for over 10 years. He moved to Columbus Ohio his senior year where he attended Upper Arlington high school. While preparing for college sports Matt started training as an intern. He trained athletes looking to get a competitive edge, people rehabbing from injuries, looking to reduce the risk’s caused by obesity or just trying to improve their quality of life.

Matt Johnson has trained Darelle Revis, Darius Butler, Sean Smith, and many more professional athletes. He particularly enjoys training and mentoring young athletes, helping them take their training to the next level while placing a strong emphasis on academics and character. He is part of the team grooming Matteo McNeil for his college debut. Matteo is the son of famed NY Jets running back Freeman McNeil. Matt hosts speed & agility clinics across Long Island, and can often be seen at various workshops and clinics.