Mr. Eby was hired in 2012 as the Athletic Director at the Wisconsin School for the Deaf. A native of Pennsylvania, Eby is a 2008 graduate of Gallaudet University, where he played four years of soccer and basketball. He was named All-Conference in soccer for three consecutive years. In 2007, he was selected to the Gallaudet University Male Athlete of the Year. Prior to arriving at WSD, Eby was the Athletic Director and Physical Education teacher for two years at the New York School for the Deaf-Fanwood.
During his post-collegiate career, Eby signed a one-year contract with Real Maryland F.C. professional soccer team of the United Soccer Leagues (USL) in 2008. He was also named the one and only Deaf professional soccer player in the U.S. by the Washington Post. Eby also brings a wealth of experiences to WSD as a six-time team player in the U.S. Deaf National soccer team and has participated in two Deaflympics, three World Championships and one Pan Am Games for the Deaf.
Eby returned to coaching the WSD girls’ basketball team in 2013, which also earned national recognition. Eby was named National Deaf Interscholastic Athletic Association (NDIAA) Coach of the Year after the WSD Girls basketball team won the Central States Schools for the Deaf (CSSD) Champions in 2014. Eby also serves as a NDIAA board member since 2014.
Eby’s vision is to give WSD young students the privilege and responsibility to represent the school, the student body, the athletics, the team and the greater community to their best abilities and with the most respect. Our student athletes develop self-esteem, discipline and leadership skills and learn the importance of sportsmanship and get recognition by the community of their hard work.
Matthew Eby, Athletic Director