The Waves have three Associate Directors of Athletics and promoted four to Assistant Director of Athletics.
Matt Kalish joined the Pepperdine Athletics' staff full-time in 2008. In 2015 he was promoted to Assistant Director of Athletics for Business Operations, and in 2017 he became the Associate Director of Athletics for Business Operations and Facilities.
From 2008-15, Kalish was the Director of Athletic Facilities. Kalish previously worked in Pepperdine's campus recreation office before moving over to athletics.
In 2017, Kalish became a member of the NCAA Men's Water Polo Committee.
He graduated from Pepperdine in 2005 with a degree in political science and also received his master's degree from Pepperdine in 2010 in American studies. As an undergraduate, he worked on the student events staff and had a one-year internship as the ticket manager.
Kalish grew up on the East Coast and then moved to Malibu (he attended Malibu High School). He and his wife, Crystal, have two sons, Grant and William.