Meet Our Coaches
Matt Szelog, ATC, CSCS, CES
Sports Performance Supervisor
Matt has been working for Exeter Hospital Rehabilitation Services since graduating as an athletic trainer from the University of New Hampshire in 2002. As well as being a Certified Athletic Trainer he holds certifications in strength and conditioning, functional movement screenings, corrective exercise and speed and agility coaching. Matt has also been published in the Performance Training Journal and Personal Training Quarterly through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Growing up, Matt was a multi-sport athlete, but ultimately chose to focus on basketball while attending high school. Currently he participates in extreme sports such as surfing, snowboarding, and mountain biking. In 2012 and 2013 he placed in the top 20 at the Xterra Stoaked Off-road Sprint Triathlon in Hanover, NH. At home, Matt enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, which keep him more than active.
Matt specializes in sports performance training, injury prevention training, post-rehabilitation and corrective exercise in individual or group settings.
Erin Dixon, CPT
Erin Dixon is a certified personal trainer and health and nutritional coach, who specializes in team training, sports performance, injury prevention and nutrition coaching. In 2004, Erin joined the Exeter Hospital’s Sports Medicine Team with over 10 years of experience in the health and wellness field and has earned certifications through the American Academy of Personal Training, American College of Sports Medicine, Integrative Nutrition, and Precision Nutrition.
Sports and fitness have long been a part of Erin’s life. Growing up, Erin participated in multiple sports, including soccer and softball. Today, Erin still continues to train for rugby and Thai boxing, and in addition to her work at Exeter Hospital, Erin is a Trainer at 9Round, where she received Trainer of the Year in 2018. Erin enjoys seeing her clients improve both physically and mentally and continuously stresses the importance of maintaining a wellness lifestyle with proper movement.
Derek Dwyer, CFT, SSC
Derek is a Certified Fitness Trainer as well as a Specialist in Strength and Conditioning. He has extensive experience working with individuals of all backgrounds and ability levels.
Derek is a graduate of Exeter High School in Exeter, NH where he was a member of the hockey and soccer teams. He attended New England College in Henniker, NH and played on the varsity soccer team as well as the JV hockey team. Derek transferred to the University of New England in Biddeford, ME where earned his Bachelor of Science in Sports Management with a minor in Business Administration.
Derek has trained student athletes and adults since 2009 with a strong knowledge of body composition, endurance testing, muscular strength and exercise physiology. He has in depth experience with creating, planning and implementing strength and conditioning programs for athletes of all ages.
Derek specializes in circuit training, boot camps, weight training, speed & agility, sport specific conditioning programs, strength and conditioning, plyometric training, general fitness, personal training and injury management programs.
Kevin Bryan, CSCS
Kevin is a certified strength and conditioning specialist through NSCA and has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from Bloomsburg University. His passion for health and wellness comes from his drive to help others reach not only their fitness goals but to achieve a higher quality of life.
Before working at Exeter Hospital’s Athletic Performance Center, Kevin worked as a corrective exercise specialist for a physical therapy company that took an integrative approach focusing on treating clients through efficient movement patterns. His experience with various training modalities has given him the necessary tools to be a successful Athletic Performance Specialist here at the APC.
Kevin enjoys spending downtime with his friends and visiting his family back in New Jersey. His hobbies include cooking, golfing and exploring his newly found home of Portsmouth.
Corey Hamel, CSCS
Corey received his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Springfield College in 2014. Corey also received his Master’s degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology from Springfield College in 2016 and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through NSCA.
During his time at Springfield College, Corey was part of the men’s Cross Country and Track and Field teams from 2010-2014 as well as a graduate assistant for both teams from 2014-2016.
With years of experience with athletes at the NCAA level, professional level and beginners to exercise, Corey has amassed knowledge and skills in strength training, conditioning, injury prevention and injury rehabilitation. Corey’s training and coaching philosophy embraces the motto of his alma mater; to continuously develop “Spirit, Mind and Body.”