Meet Our Coaches

 

Matt Szelog, ATC, CSCS, CES

Sports Performance Coordinator
Athletic Trainer

Matt has been working for Exeter Hospital Rehabilitation Services since graduating as an athletic trainer from the University of New Hampshire in 2002. He received his certification as a strength and conditioning specialist in 2004 as well as his corrective exercise specialist certification in 2009. He has also been published through the NSCA.

Matt was a multi-sport athlete growing up and ultimately chose to focus on basketball while attending high school. He is thrilled at the opportunity to work within a basketball facility and still plays competitively today.

Matt also participates in extreme sports such as surfing, snowboarding, and mountain biking. In 2012 and 2013 he has placed in the top 20 at the Xterra Stoaked Off-road Sprint Triathlon in Hanover, NH.

Matt specializes in sports performance training, injury prevention training, post-rehabilitation, and corrective exercise.
 


Erica Grenier, ATC

Performance Specialist

Erica began her athletic training education at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY. She enjoyed being the president of the athletic training club and was on the equestrian team. Erica interned with the Radio City Rockettes in New York City, where she created the pre-season strengthening program. While in NYC, Erica conducted the strength and range-of-motion testing for the Knicks City Dancers during their pre-participation physicals. In 2010 Erica transferred to the University of New Hampshire and graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Erica recently completed a year of service as an AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteer in Service to America) at the New Hampshire Food Bank. She loves volunteering with the Special Olympics providing first aid or performing health screens.
 


Erin Dixon, CPT

Performance Specialist

“Erin is enthusiastic trainer from the Seacoast area who has been working in the health and medical industry for over 6 years. She became an ACSM Certified Trainer after graduating from the American Academy of Personal Training in 2009, and is currently enrolled at Integrative Nutrition to expand her knowledge as a Health Coach. The importance of maintaining a wellness lifestyle with proper movement is a daily mission for Erin thru her involvement in chiropractic. Helping others to move better and enjoy physical activities is just one of her many passions. She has trained clients 1-on-1 to meet personal goals, worked with groups of athletes to improve strength and endurance in preparation for their sports season, as well as instructed boxing, bootcamp, and circuit style classes. Growing up in a military family and participating in multiple sports has influenced Erin’s style of training in both her personal life and career. She enjoys staying fit with her own activities of playing rugby, Thai boxing, soccer, an occasional road race or obstacle course, and a refreshing hike to name a few.”
 


Taylor Chace, BS, CSCS

Performance Specialist

From Hampton Falls, New Hampshire, Taylor graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2011, earning a bachelor’s degree in Sports Studies. He is certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He maintains his level IV ice hockey coaching certification through USA Hockey. A three-time Paralympic Medalist, Taylor played on the United States Paralympic Sled Hockey team for ten years and was named 2010 Paralympic SportsMan of the year by the United States Olympic Committee. Previously, he worked as a sports performance coach for competitive athletes with physical limitations at Northeast Passage, a program based at the University of New Hampshire.

Taylor knows the importance of a well-calculated physical training routine in order to maximize an athlete’s physical potential. His life changed forever at age 16 when he suffered an incomplete spinal cord injury playing in a junior hockey game in Canada. Initially paralyzed from the waist down, after lengthy spine surgery and more than a year of inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, he now walks without assistance despite mixed paralysis in his lower body. He attributes his success in rehabilitation to his former dedication to training for sports as a young teenager.

Taylor believes that the most effective strength and conditioning programs are those that incorporate a proper balance of sport specific skill practice and injury prevention, mobility, strength and speed exercises. Taylor strongly believes that developing healthy habits of exercise early in life can positively impact other areas of ones life


Taylor Brown, ATC, CSCS

Taylor grew up playing various sports, eventually focusing on field hockey at the high school level, and expanded upon these interests as an athletic training student at Endicott College. While at Endicott, she gained experience in a variety of strength training and therapeutic exercise settings and with diverse groups of clients.  Shortly after graduating in 2012, she began working at Exeter Hospital as a Rehab Support Assistant.

In 2015, Taylor received her certification as a strength and conditioning specialist from the NSCA. In her time at Exeter Hospital, she has led senior fitness groups, completed group training programs with the Seacoast United Academy soccer teams and various Spartans basketball teams, and has worked with the Seacoast United Phantoms. She is currently the head athletic trainer at Sanborn Regional High School. In her free time, Taylor enjoys exploring the outdoors with her dog and experimenting with healthy recipes in the kitchen.