Since beginning his hockey career at a very young age, Coach Matt Reid has known one thing for certain: Hockey is more than just a game. It's a way of life.
From the day he stepped foot on the ice at 3 years old, Matt Reid quickly showed a natural talent for skating and a love for the game of hockey. He soon began playing for youth hockey programs in his hometown of Massena, NY, and as a star forward with Northwood Prep School in Lake Placid, NY. Matt had the honor of playing in Germany and Japan for the US National U-16 and U-17 teams as well as accepted a full scholarship to Clarkson University (NCAA-DI).
Matt went on to play professionally in Europe as well as be contacted by the Washington Capitols organization to play for the Portland Pirates, Hershey Bears and the South Carolina Stingrays (ECHL). Within his professional career, Matt was a part of 4 championship teams, being named team MVP numerous times and accumulating offensive awards. Matt attributes much of his playing success to his former coaches and fellow teammates that pushed him to strive for excellence.
Shortly after completing his 9 year professional career, Matt settled down in Charleston, SC and discovered his love for not on playing hockey but also for coaching. This is where he met his wife Laurie and continued to coach youth and high-school teams quickly building his reputation as a top coach in the area and being named SC Coach of the Year for 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2017/2018.
In early 2018, Matt moved with his family to Maryland to accept a position as Team Maryland's Director of Skill Development and Head Coach of the AAA U16 team, taking his players all the way to becoming the 2018 AYHL Champions! Presently Coach Reid is in his fourth season with Team Maryland.
Since establishing Reider Hockey, LLC in 2019, Coach Matt has committed to providing a consistent and high quality product to his clients. From this place of passion and dedication, Reider Hockey has quickly become a staple in the DMV area for players wanting to develop and refine their hockey skills.