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COACH’S BIO

 

 

Steve Matson has raced bicycles since 2000 and coached racers and cycling enthusiasts since 2010. He is a Category 3 road racer, active in Masters racing in Washington State and a medalist in national championships. Before the rankings were discontinued, Matson was 1st in Washington’s Rider Rankings of his Masters category three times, in 2007, 2009, and 2010. He has placed 2nd in Washington’s Best All-Around Rider competition five times in Masters categories, most recently in 2015.

Matson Cycle Coaching, based in Tacoma, Washington, serves clients nationally and locally. Matson possesses a Level II coaching license from USA Cycling.

In addition to coaching cycling, Matson has been an alpine and Nordic ski instructor and alpine ski coach for many years, receiving his Level III certification from the Professional Ski Instructors of America in 1975. He coached junior alpine racers in Bariloche, Argentina in 1977 and coached the men’s and women’s varsity ski teams for the University of Puget Sound in 1995.

A lifelong educator, Matson has taught English in colleges and high schools for 38 years, and he taught and advised journalism programs for 22 years. He has graded AP English exams for the College Board on six occasions and he was the Northwest Regional Director for the Journalism Education Association, serving on the national JEA board of directors for 12 years.

Professional Certifications and Education
Certified Coach, Level II, USA Cycling
Ski Instructor, Level III, Professional Ski Instructors of America
M.A., English, University of Oregon
Master Journalism Educator Certification, Journalism Education Association

Race Result Highlights
Gold Medal, Washington State Criterium Championship, 2015
Bronze Medal, Washington State Road Race Championship, 2015
7th, USAC National Masters Road Championships , Criterium, 2015

Silver Medal, USAC National Road Championships , Tandem Time Trial, 2013
Silver Medal, USAC National Road Championships , Tandem Road Race, 2013
Bronze Medal, USAC National Road Championships , Tandem Time Trial, 2012
Silver Medal, USAC National Road Championships , Tandem Time Trial, 2011
16th, USAC National Masters Road Championships , Criterium, 2012
13th, USAC National Masters Road Championships , Criterium, 2011

1st, Mason Lake Road Race, 2017, 2010, 2007
1st, Mason Lake Road Race Points Series, 2010
1st, The Ridge Time Trial, 2017, 2016

1st, Deschutes River Valley Time Trial Omnium, Tandem, 2014, 2013
1st, Jack Frost Time Trial, Tandem, 2013
1st, Oregon Time Trial Championships, Tandem, 2012 (53:48,40K)
1st, Washington Time Trial Championships, Tandem, 2012 (54:17,40K), 2011, 2010
1st, Washington State Senior Games 10K Time Trial, 2012, 2010, 2007, 2005
3 Bronze Medals in the 2009 National Senior Games, Road Race, Time Trials
1st, Volunteer Park Criterium, 2009, 2007
1st, Wenatchee Omnium Stage Race GC, 2008
1st, Frozen Flatlands Circuit Race, 2008, 2007
1st, Frozen Flatlands Road Race, 2007
1st, Frozen Flatlands Stage Race GC, 2007
1st, Washington State Team Time Trial, 2007, 2005
1st, Nooksack Time Trial, 2007
1st, Frozen Flatlands, Time Trial, 2006
1st, Washington State Senior Games Road Race, 2012, 2005
1st, Washington State Senior Games Criterium, 2005

 

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