Carrie goes for a run with former Team USA MN athlete and Edina High School cross country coach Matt Gabrielson! Matt chats about coaching, raising three kids, and his plans to compete as a masters.
Recorded August 22, 2017 Photo Credit: Chad Holder
Matt is an Iowa native and graduated from Drake University in 2000. He later completed graduate school at Augustana University. Matt ran for Team USA MN from 2001 – 2013. He was ranked top 10 in the US in the 5000m in 2008 and ranked top 10 in the marathon in 2008 and 2011. Matt teaches 3rd and 4th grade at Highlands Elementary School in Edina, Minnesota and is the Girls Cross Country Coach at Edina High School. His team was back to back state champions in 2015 and 2016. He was awarded the title MN Coaches Girls HS XC Coach of the Year in 2015. Matt is married to Julie Gabrielson (née Shwengler) and they have three children, Doris Mae, Otto and Viola.