Perth, WA Australia
EGP Energy Solutions
Cat 3 Road
Cat 1 Track
World Champion, UCI Masters Track World Championships, Sprints (2014)
6x US National Champion, Track-Sprint/Team Sprint (2009-2016)
Silver Medal, UCI Masters Track World Championships, Time Trial (2009)
Born Sept 14, 1964 in San Jose, CA Lived in CA till 1983 then moved to St Louis, MO where I attended St Louis University, attaining a BS in Finance (1982-1986). In college, I was a competitive road and track cyclist and competitive rower.
Upon graduation, I moved to Philadelphia to row at Vesper Boat Club. Whilst in Philadelphia, along with competing as a rower, I started coaching rowing. Coaching became a fulltime profession in 1989 where I took the head coaching job at Washington University (St Louis, MO – 1989-1994). In the summer months I coached in Philadelphia at Vesper Boat Club and Penn Athletic Club as club coach and US National Team coach. In 1991, I coached the US National Team men’s lightweight 4- at the Pan Am Games in Havana Cuba. In 1992, I coached the US National Team men’s 2+ at the Olympic Games in Barcelona Spain. In 1993, I was interim summer head coach at Penn AC in Philadelphia coaching intermediate to elite teams. In 1994 I moved to Austin TX. I coached rowing at the Austin Rowing Club and took my first professional job outside of coaching, taking a sales position for a systems integrator Data Recognition. I worked at DRI for 5 years selling barcode and printing systems with applications related to data collection.
In 1999 my wife and I moved back to Philadelphia, taking a sales position for a largest manufacturer of barcode and data collection systems. I worked at Motorola Solutions from 1999 – 2015 as an enterprise account manager selling their full product suite into commercial / industrial space.
In 2015 I was recruited by Cradlepoint, a start-up manufacturer of 4G LTE routing and software product for the IoT space. I worked as an enterprise account manager and territory manager. In 2017 I was recruited to help a start-up renewable energy company in Perth Australia.
In June 2017 I moved to Perth Australia to work for EGP Energy Solutions. I am the General Manger of the company which focuses on empowering businesses throughout Australia with renewable energy solutions. Our company mission is centered around saving businesses money on their energy consumption, whilst contributing towards a healthier, more sustainable future through reduced carbon emissions.
Loved sports all my life
Learned to love the sport of cycling from my father who raced when I was a child
Started racing bikes in 1982
Rower in college along with cycling in the summer
10 x US National Champion in rowing
6 x US National Champion in cycling 9 world championship medals in master’s track cycling 2014 World Champion in Sprint (master’s 50+ category)
Matthew Diefenbach Fun Facts:
Married to Dana Whitfield Diefenbach (June 13, 1998). Met Dana in Philadelphia in 1993
No children, dog lovers
Currently living in Perth Australia
Passion for cooking, food shopping, gluing tires on track wheels