MattE Diaz

Chief of Institutional Advancement

After retiring from professional baseball in 2014 MattE went to work in Lakeland in the financial services industry. After four years in financial services he transitioned to be the Director of Advancement at LCS. In the five years since the Advancement team started and completed the Forging a Firm Foundation Capital Campaign, bringing a new high school building to our campus.

MattE attended Florida State University where he also played baseball. He was drafted in 1999 by the Tampa Bay Rays organization. He and his wife Leslee lived in many cities including Kansas City, Atlanta, and Pittsburgh. They now call Winter Haven home, along with their three children, Nathan, Anna, and Jake. They attend Redeemer City Church. MattE enjoys coaching baseball, fishing, and hitting golfballs into water hazards when he has time.