|Position:||Head Associate Athletic Trainer|
|Alma Mater:||Morehead State University (MA) ‘98; Baldwin-Wallace College (BS) ‘96|
Matt Charvat is in his 17th overall season as an athletic trainer at Maryland and his fifth season as the athletic trainer for the men's basketball team.
As the athletic trainer for the basketball team, Charvat coordinates the daily medical treatments for all the players and supervises all rehabilitative efforts in case of injury.
Charvat, who has played an integral role on the men's basketball staff, helped lead the Terps to a pair of consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances (2014-15 and 2015-16). In the 2015-16 season Maryland finished 27-9, ranked No. 12 in the USA Today Coaches Poll and advanced to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2003.
From 1999-2012, Charvat served as the head athletic trainer for the women's basketball team. During his tenure, Charvat accompanied the Terps to nine NCAA tournaments including four Sweet Sixteen appearances, four Elite Eights and the 2006 national championship along with two ACC Championships in 2009 and 2012.
Charvat has also served as an assistant athletic trainer for the Maryland football team since arriving in College Park. In his first five seasons working with the football team, the Terps compiled a record of 41-20 and captured the 2001 ACC title.
Charvat arrived at Maryland after three years at Morehead State. As an assistant athletic trainer, Charvat worked directly with the football, women's soccer, women's basketball, softball and baseball teams. His responsibilities included the development of rehabilitation programs for injuries such as ACL and PCL reconstructions and shoulder arthroscopies.
Charvat is a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers Association.
Charvat enjoys spending his free time volunteering with the Madieu Williams Foundation and has traveled multiple times to Africa in support of the foundation performing medical and educational missions.
A native of Hinckley, Ohio, Charvat earned his bachelor's degree in sports medicine from Baldwin-Wallace College in 1996. He earned his master's degree in exercise science in 1998 from Morehead State.
Charvat currently resides in Laurel, MD with his wife, Patti, and daughter, Rylee and a son Bryce.