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Teaching Specialist

Matthew Thornton

Matthew teaches tennis, golf, basketball, badminton, and pickleball classes for the Physical Wellness and Recreation programs on campus and is the head coach of the Club Tennis team.  

Prior to Stanford he held coaching positions at San Jose State, Mission College, Bay Club Santa Clara, and Alameda High School.  He received his M.A. in Kinesiology from San Jose State university and is a member of the United States Professional Tennis Association.  

Matthew is passionate about Special Olympics, his BBQ Club, competing in golf, tennis, and basketball tournaments, and traveling the world to play and watch sport.