Coach Gifford joined NX Level’s staff in September of 2009. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with an Exercise Science degree and a minor in Coaching. Matt played four years of college football and started at wide receiver for the 2007 National Championship Warhawk football team. In 2004, he was also a member of the State Championship football team at Waukesha West High. Matt is C.S.C.S certified by the NSCA and has worked with youth, high school, collegiate and professional athletes. In 2013, he started the “NX Level Fight Crew” a team of MMA athletes including the UFC Lightweight Champion of the World, Anthony “Showtime” Pettis.