Matt Lombardi joined the Vickery Hall staff as an athletic academic advisor on January 2, 2012. He serves as the advisor for the men's soccer, men's tennis and women's track and field teams at Clemson.
Lombardi comes to Clemson from Georgia Southern, where he worked as an athletic academic advisor with the Eagles' football, men's soccer, women's track and field and volleyball teams, for the past three years. Prior to working as an advisor, Lombardi served as the assistant strength and conditioning coach for Georgia Southern football, and had oversight of the development of Olympic Sports programs. Lombardi earned a master's degree in Kinesiology from Georgia Southern in 2007, and in May of 2011, he earned a second master's degree in Counseling Education/Student Services in Higher Education.
Lombardi hails originally from Massachusetts, but was a member of the Clemson track and field team as a thrower under the direction of the late Jarrett Foster and head coach Bob Pollock from 1999-2004. He was a member of four ACC Championship teams while competing for the Tigers, and was a two-time regional qualifier, earning All-ACC recognition in 2004. Lombardi earned his undergraduate degree in Science Teaching from Clemson in 2003.