Campbell joined USA Baseball as the Senior Director, Sport Development in the fall of 2015. During his time at the National Governing Body, he spear-headed the growth and transformation of the Fun at Bat program, Coach Education and Certification Programs, the Long-Term Athlete Development Plan (LTAD), and the creation and launch of the Prospect Development Pipeline (PDP), among other development and health/safety initiatives. Per the Sports Fitness Industry Association, over his tenure as Senior Director of Sport Development at USA Baseball, youth participation rose by nearly 2,000,000 participants. Following his time at the Governing Body, Sean served as a Youth Consultant to the Major League Baseball Players Association and subsequently Players Way (partnership with MLBPA/USSSA). Through his strategic vision, extensive knowledge of the youth landscape, event operations and logistical insights, he continued to cultivate meaningful experiences at the grassroots level for participants.
Originally from Wilbraham, MA, Matt attended Bryant University in Smithfield, RI where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. Following graduation, Matt interned with the Cape Cod Baseball League, working under the Commissioner of the league.
In early 2016, he joined USA Baseball as the Coordinator, Program Development and by the end of 2016, Matt had joined the internal team that was working on the launch of the Prospect Development Pipeline (PDP), a joint initiative between MLB and USA Baseball that became a vehicle for objective data capture of the top amateur baseball prospects in the country to be used for draft purposes. Matt worked as the Assistant Director of the PDP from March 2017 until July 2020. As the Assistant Director, PDP, Matt traveled with and directed operations teams to collect and process objective performance data. During this time, he attained a Master’s Degree online from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. While completing his graduate studies, he took interest in youth development and began studying the long-term physical development of youth athletes. Curiosity continues to drive Matt and today he continues his research to further understand physical development, indicators for injury, and the relationship between athleticism and success in sport.
In August 2020, Matt was promoted to Director, Integrated Sport Performance before co-founding Loden Sports.