Matthew J. Kreitzer

Educator  |  Referee


Greetings! I'm Matthew Kreitzer, an educator and former professional soccer referee living in Maryland. I grew up on the Delaware beaches and then graduated from Gettysburg College with a degree in Computer Science.  Deciding I was better suited to work with people than stare at code, I returned home after college and began my career in education. I first served as a technology specialist for a local school and concurrently worked to earn a Masters degree in Special Education. I left Delaware in search of new experiences, living and teaching in southern California for a few years before eventually returning to the east coast to teach in Maryland. I currently work in the Howard County school system.

As an avid soccer player in my teens, I realized I could earn extra money between matches by becoming a referee. In the years that followed and with valuable mentoring, I went on to earn the grade of National Referee. I worked as Assistant Referee in Major League Soccer for four seasons before changing roles to work as a Referee in the NWSL and USL. In 2017 I retired from the professional game and focused on referee coaching and mentoring. From 2019 to 2023 I returned to the pitch at the collegiate level, working matches for a few high-profile division I conferences.

Outside of the classroom, I enjoy life's adventures with my family and I stay active playing soccer, ultimate disc, and running. On occasion I like to engage in the creative side of my brain through photography and photo editing or practicing some guitar and piano.


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