Name: Matt Simpson
Sport: Goalball
Height: 5-10
Weight: 170
DOB: 3/30/1990
Birthplace: Atlanta, Ga.
Hometown: Smyrna, Ga.
High School: Whitefield Academy (Smyrna, Ga.) ‘08
College: Washington & Lee University ’12, Political Science
Paralympic Experience
  • Paralympian (2016); One-time medalist (1 silver)
  • Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, silver
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2014 – bronze
  • Years of Participation: 2014
  • Medals: 1 (1 bronze)
  • Bronze – 2014
Other Career Highlights
  • Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games, silver
Personal: Son of Hal and Linda Simpson…Born with a congenital retina disease that left him with severely impaired vision from an early age…Became active in sports and found goalball at a U.S. Association of Blind Athletes Sports Education Camp in 1999…Hobbies include skiing, hiking, climbing and triathlons.