Author, Youth and High School Coach, and Former Collegiate Water Polo Goalie
Trainer - Sacramento
Sports: Baseball, Lacrosse, Softball, Swimming, Water Polo
Marc Schmatjen (pronounced “smidgen,” like a little smidgen of this or that) is a California native who swam and played water polo for Davis High School and played collegiate water polo at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. After eighteen years in engineering, Marc began his second career as a children’s book author and a humor columnist. He got a chance to be a baseball and softball umpire in high school and college, and after his kids were born, Marc was blessed to be able to coach them in youth baseball with the Rocklin PONY organization for eleven years. Marc is now back to his roots as a water polo coach at Whitney High School, and also operating completely out of his box as a lacrosse coach with Rocklin Lacrosse. Marc is passionate about keeping youth sports focused on what is most important – teaching our youth the skills and mindset to create their own successes and learn from their failures, in and out of sports, now, and more importantly, into their future as adults.