• 11 NCAA Div. III national team championships
  • 30 NCAA Div. III individual championships
  • 161 Iowa Conference titles
  • 23 Iowa Conference all-sports titles
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Matt Greenfield

Sophomore, basketball

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Hometown: Huxley, Iowa

High School: Ballard

Why Central?
I chose Central because I wanted to play college basketball and it was fairly close to home. Oh and of course Pella has a Taco John’s so I had to come here!

Best class you’ve ever taken
The best class I have ever taken is fundamentals of golf with coach Boschee. I have played golf since I could walk so it wasn’t really a class for me it was more time to swing a club.

Dream job
My dream job would have to be a professional athlete but on a realistic level I would like to be a physical therapist for a sports team.

Favorite Central memory
So far my favorite Central memory is our team trip down to Puerto Rico. What could go wrong with friends, playing basketball and hanging out on the beach or at the pool.

Person past or present you’d like to have lunch with
I would choose to have lunch with my dad and my grandpa Greenfield because he passed away when my dad was very young and I’d love to sit down with him and my dad and talk. I never got to meet him and I would love to find out what he was like.

What you like best about this year’s team
I know this is a generic answer, but our team is one big family on and off the court. We eat lunch together a lot and spend countless hours together on trips and at practice.

Favorite sports movie
My favorite sports movie would have to be Caddyshack. This movie is a classic and never gets old no matter how many times I watch it.

What most people don’t know about Coach Boschee
Most people don’t know that Coach Boschee has an endless supply of jump suits. I swear he wears a different one to practice every day. I’m not talking like boring suits I’m talking Under Armour, Nike, Russell, adidas, you name he’s got it.

Can’t live without…
I can’t live without my phone. I need that thing with me at all times.

Best part of the Puerto Rico trip
The best part of Puerto Rico was being with my teammates the whole time in a place that was constantly 80 degrees and hanging out by the pool.

Favorite part of practice
Six minute games is my favorite part of practice…I like scrimmaging anytime we can.

Singer or group (dead or alive) you’d pick to see in concert
I would have to go with Def Leppard…I saw them at the State Fair but I wish I could’ve seen them back in the day. 

Worst part about being 6-7
This is an easy question…Everywhere I go people stare or laugh and are constantly asking how tall I am. It’s not all bad though, some people believe me when I say I am 7 foot.

Teammate most likely to win a Mixed Martial Arts contest
KJ Cool hands down!!! This kid may seem like a sweetheart on the outside but he’ll get you if you don’t watch your back. He’s a scrappy little guy.

Bucket list
1. Go to a Florida State football game with my family so my mom could be at home on the beach
2. Go to Heinz field and watch the Steelers play with my dad
3. Witness Spencer Bakerink and Jack Bruns fight in the octagon
4. Win a National Title
5. Make Brock (people’s champ) Caves get a twitter because he would have over a million followers
6. Take Taylor Knuth to Disney Land!


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