Coach Thistle joins the Clams coaching staff for 13th season as either player or coach. Coach Thistle played his high school ball at the New Hampshire powerhouse, The Bishop Guertin School, where he won two state titles and was captain his final year as a Cardinal.
He garnered All-American accolades his senior year before heading to Manhattan College. After a brief stint as a Jasper, Coach Thistle made his way south to the immaculate High Point University. A 4 year first team all SOCON selection, 3 time captain, and High Point all time leading scorer, capping off a very successful career.
Coach Thistle was drafted to the Boston Cannons where he played professionally for them and the Florida Launch.
Currently, Mat serves as the New England Team Sales Manager for lax.com and helps outfit the Fighting Clams. Coach Thistle, has had various stints as a volunteer assistant across New England at colleges, prep schools, and high schools.