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Published
2 .Mar.2020

Sidelines to Seed Solutions!

DLF Pickseed is pleased to welcome Matt Duncan and his wealth of Sports Turf experience to the Professional Turf Sales Team.

Matt brings a wealth of Green Industry experience and a passion for Sports Turf management.  His hands-on knowledge of this sector includes 20 years as a Sports Turf Manager for a minor league baseball team, as well as nine years selling grass seed to the Sports Turf market.

Matt's intricate knowledge of both seed species and field applications make him an excellent fit for our team. He will work with distributors with an emphasis on Golf, Lawn Care, and Landscape markets, in addition to Sports Turf.

Matt resides in Youngstown Ohio and will continue to work out of his home office located there.

Matt's career accomplishments:

  • Certified Sports Field Manager (CSFM) through the National Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) since 2010
  • Sports Turf Management Certificate- University of Georgia, 2020
  • 17 years Head Groundskeeper Minor League Baseball (Williamsport Cubs (Chicago Cubs Single A), Mahoning Valley Scrappers
  • (Cleveland Indians Single A), Akron Aeros (Cleveland Indians AA)
  • 15 years Grounds Crew for the Cleveland Browns
  • 16 years Board of Directors Ohio Sports Turf Managers Association (OSTMA)
  • 2016 OSTMA Founder’s Award Recipient
  • 2018 Ohio Turfgrass Foundation Darian Daily Memorial Award Recipient
  • Grounds Crew for the 2014-2019 Little League World Series
  • Grounds Crew for the 2017 ACC Conference Baseball Tournament Louisville, KY
  • Grounds Crew for the 2006, 2008, 2012 AAA Minor League Baseball All Star Game (Toledo, OH, Louisville, KY, Buffalo, NY)
  • Groundskeeper for the 2017-2019 MAC Conference NCAA Softball Championships Akron, OH
  • Groundskeeper for the 2017-2019 Ohio High School Softball State Championships Akron, OH
  • Assistant creating the Ohio State University online Certificate in Baseball Field Maintenance