ADRIAN, Mich. - Coming back to help coach Adrian's synchronized skating team is assistant Lindsay Matthews. Matthews was the assistant for the Lady Bulldogs during 2007-2008.
Matthews has 22 years of figure skating experience, including eight years on the international synchronized senior level team. She also has been coached by Olympians that include Charles Butler and Joe and Jackie Mero.
"Through my many years of experience as a skater and my time spent coaching, I have acquired a vast knowledge of, and a good critical understanding of figure skating fundamentals and technique," said Matthews. "I have a very strong work ethic and a true passion, dedication and love for this sport."
Matthews has represented the United States at competitions in Denmark, Italy, Switzerland, Finland, Croatia, and the Czech Republic. In 2004, she skated for Team USA 2 at the World Synchronized Skating Championships held in Croatia.
A member of the United States Figure Skating Association (USFSA) for twenty years, Matthews is the founder and director of the USFSA Basic Skills Program in Adrian. Through 2005-2007, she also helped the Crystallete Synchronized teams with on/off ice practice.
Matthews, a Professional Skaters Association (PSA) member, currently holds a Certified Synchronized Team Coaching Rating through the PSA. Additionally, Matthews has passed her Senior Moves in the Field test, her Novice Freestyle test, and her Pre-gold ice dancing tests.
Matthews graduated from Eastern Michigan University in August of 2011 with a Bachelor of Social Work with a 3.97 GPA.
Currently working on her Masters of Social Work at the University of Michigan, Matthews resides in Ann Arbor.