Matthew Johnson

Matthew Johnson currently serves as head strength coach for men’s basketball at nationally ranked Montrose Christian School [Rockville, Md.], the 2011 ESPN Rise National Champions. He also owns and operates His prior work experience includes stints at Boston College, Bryant University, Velocity Sports Performance and Evolution Sports Performance. He was trained by Lee Taft of, a nationally recognized speed and movement expert. Johnson earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Marywood University and his master’s degree in strength and conditioning from Bridgewater State College. He recently completed a research study on acute strength responses exhibited after training with chain variable resistance. He’s also done research on lactic acid production, aerobic capacity and neuromuscular efficiency; and he is currently investigating common basketball injuries to help design an effective injury prevention program.