Spring Hill College men's soccer head coach Tim Brooks has announced the addition of Gulf Shores native Matt Tanner to his assistant coaching staff. Tanner, a graduate of the University of West Florida (UWF) in Pensacola, played four seasons for the Argonauts where his team won four consecutive Gulf South Conference (GSC) titles and qualified for the NCAA Division II National Championship Tournament in four consecutive seasons including a Final Four appearance in 2006.
In 2009, Tanner was voted to both the GSC All-Conference and All-Tournament teams. He proved his leadership skills in 2010 by appearing on the UWF Dean's List following the fall semester when he also served as the Argos' team captain.
At Bayside Academy in 2012, Tanner was the head coach of the boy's middle school team that finished the season with a perfect 12-0-0 mark while also coaching the high school boys junior varsity team and serving as an assistant with the boys varsity squad.
Tanner has served as a volunteer club coach in Gulf Shores since 2011 at the 10-18 year-old level as well as working with the Mobile Bay Football Club (MBFC) as an assistant coach in 2011 when his U-17 Boys team was ranked 2nd in the region. In 2012, he accepted a head coaching position with the MBFC U-17 Girls and finished as runner-up at the Alabama State Cup finals.