Matt Mahay joined the Play Ball USA team in January of 2008 as a hitting instructor. In the following years, Matt rose to the facility manager and program coordinator before taking over as General Manager. In the Summer of 2013 Matt, along with Ross Wolfson purchased the business from former owner Nelson Gord.
Matt spent four years as a varsity outfielder for the North Central College Cardinals, while also seeing time at first base and on the mound. In 2007, Matt led the Cardinals in hitting as a Jr. and finished his Jr. and Sr. seasons ranking first or second in nearly all major offensive categories. Matt's experience also extends to four summers of semi-pro ball in the Chicago Suburban Baseball League as an Oak Forest Shooter. In the summer of 2007, Matt was one of two Division III players to be named to the league's all-college team.
Coach Mahay has experience working with a variety of ages and experience levels. He is currently a member of the Illinois Indians coaching staff and oversees the youth level program for the Illinois Travel Baseball Club. In 2013 Matt was named Head Coach of the USA Baseball NTIS Great Lakes 12U team that competes annually in Cary, NC at the USA Baseball Complex.
- 4 year starter at North Central College
- Member of Play Ball USA Staff since 2008
- Former Illinois Indians Head Coach and Program Director
- Former Head Coach for USA Baseball NTIS Great Lakes Region
- Director of Illinois Travel Baseball Club Youth Program