Matthew Bowers graduated with a B.S. and an M.S. in Sport Management from the University of Florida in 2005/2007, where he also worked with the Gators football and women's basketball programs. Foregoing a career coaching collegiate basketball, he earned his doctoral degree in Sport Management at the University of Texas at Austin. In addition to serving as a faculty member with the Sport Management program, Bowers also works extensively in the field with a range of sport organizations in both research and consulting capacities. He lives in Austin with his wife, Lauren, and son, Samson.