Matt Sparks joins Laurier Football in 2021 as the Assistant Offensive Line Coach. In high school, Matt played football, baseball, and wrestled at Punahou School in Honolulu, HI. He was a two year starter at left tackle on the varsity team. Matt was named first-team all-state for football and was an all-state wrestler in his senior year.
Matt then went on to play football and study civil engineering at UMass. He played as a freshman, starting three games at left guard. He started at center the next three years and was named OL captain for his junior and senior seasons. Matt was named to the Rimington (top C) and Outland Trophy (top OL) watchlists before his senior year. Matt was also honored as the UMass Male Student Athlete of the Year his senior year.