Matt Boland Biography – Army Veteran and NBA Referee

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Matt Boland's Biography

Matt Boland is an experienced referee in the NBA. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons.

  • Birth DateSeptember 28, 1966
  • Birth Name Matthew Boland
  • Age 56
  • Father's Name Dave Boland
  • Birth Place Putnam, Connecticut, USA
  • Birth Sign Libra
  • Profession Referee
  • Relationship Status Not Confirmed
  • Eye Color Blue
  • Hair Color Dark Brown

Referees play an important part in any sport for it to be fair and go smooth. Matthew Boland, aka Matt Boland, is a veteran NBA referee who is best known for officiating the 2016 NBA All-Star Game that was held in Toronto.

Despite having officiated many games, only a little information is revealed about the referee. Thus, in this short biography, we will be seeking to learn about Matt Boland’s net worth, career, wife, children, and more.

Boland Comes From A Military Family

The NBA official was born on September 28, 1966, in Putnam, Connecticut, USA. Unfortunately, there is not much information revealed about Matt Boland’s mother. Nonetheless, he has shared his father, Dave Boland, and his older brother, Tom Boland‘s military background.

Matt hails from a family of armies. Additionally, officiating is also in his blood. Matt Boland’s father, Dave, is a retired brigadier general. He also previously served as a high school basketball referee in Connecticut.

Likewise, Matt’s brother, Tom, is also a former colonel and was a helicopter pilot in the Connecticut Army National Guard. The former also joined the military and served in the Connecticut National Guard from 1987 to 1995. The veteran was also commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in 1990 and was soon promoted to 1st Lieutenant in 1992.

Matt Boland's Family
Matt Boland was born in a military family, and both his father and brother were in the army. Image Source: Social Media.

The referee attended Marianapolis Preparatory School in Thompson, northeast Connecticut. After finishing his high school studies, he enrolled at Quinebaug Valley Community College in Danielson, Connecticut.

Aside from that, Boland is also an accomplished golfer. He has competed in numerous PGA of America events and has experience working as a PGA professional.

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Matt Boland Net Worth And Career

Matt Boland’s net worth is highly influenced by and mainly consists of his earnings from his career as an NBA referee. The referee had numerous officiating experiences even before he joined the NBA.

After getting out of the military, Boland began refereeing in high school at Putnam, Connecticut. He officiated the State Finals games in 1997 and 1998. Afterward, he moved to the collegiate level and worked in the MAAC, Ivy League, Ohio Valley Conference, and many more for four years.

Furthermore, the blue-eyed veteran also officiated at USBL for five years. He also has five years of refereeing experience in the WNBA. In addition, he spent about seven years as a CBA official, working at the CBA Finals in 1999, 2000, and 2001. Since entering the NBA, the Connecticut native has worked as an NBA official for over 930 regular-season games and one playoff game over sixteen seasons.

Matt Boland's Net Worth
Matt Boland must have amassed a significant sum from his long career as an NBA official. Image Source: Social Media.

Considering the longevity of the referee’s career, he must have earned quite a fortune. As per SportsKeeda, entry-level referees in the NBA get $150,000 per year. On the other hand, senior NBA referees earn $550,000 annually. Well, Boland is not an entry-level official, so his income must be in the same range as that of a senior referee in the league. Therefore, Matt Boland’s net worth must be a significant amount, and it will likely increase as he is still actively working in the league.

Another NBA official with immense earnings is Kane Fitzgerald.

Is Matt Boland Married?

Well, it is quite hard to answer the question as no information has been revealed about Boland’s relationship status. There has been no news about his romantic affairs or partners. Likewise, his lack of social media presence has made it challenging to learn about Matt Boland’s wife or girlfriend.

There is also a possibility that the NBA official doesn’t want to focus on dating and instead is prioritizing his career. But, it is understandable, considering Matt is enjoying a successful profession in the league.

Nevertheless, we hope the referee will soon reveal about his love life. As mentioned above, Boland is still active in the NBA, so his net worth will likely grow. We wish Matt Boland a prosperous and happy life ahead in the future.

Trivia And Facts

  • Matt Boland’s favorite show is Seinfeld.
  • The referee would like to visit Scotland the most.
  • His favorite meal is pizza.
  • He wants to play golf at Augusta National.