Matthew  Hoty

Matthew Hoty

Sandusky, Ohio

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 300


Year (XC/In/Out):

Weight Throw: 56-2/17.12m (H.S.)
Shot Put: 62-3.25/18.98m (2012)

Shot Put: 62-8.75/19.12m (2013)
Discus: 171-3/52.21m (2012)


2012 Indoor Shot Put: 3rd, 62-3.25/18.98m
2012 Outdoor Shot Put: 3rd, 60-10/18.54m

2013 Indoor Shot Put: 5th, 60-10.75/18.56m
2013 Outdoor Shot Put: 2nd, 61-10.9/18.87m

2014 Indoor Shot Put: 5th, 61-10.25/18.85m
2014 Outdoor Shot Put: 7th, 61-10.5/18.86m

2015 Indoor Shot Put: 5th, 61-0.00/18.59m
2015 Outdoor Shot Put: 4th, 61-5.00/18.72


  • 2012 USTFCCCA Outdoor All-America Honorable Mention
  • 2012 USTFCCCA Indoor All-America Second Team
  • 2013 Fifth-place shot put finisher
  • 2012 third-place SEC Indoor and Outdoor finisher in shot put
  • 2012 SEC Indoor and Outdoor All-Freshman Team honoree
  • Member of 2011 and 2012 SEC Academic Honor Rolls
  • 2012 NCAA Indoor and Outdoor qualifier in the shot put
  • Won the 2012 Indoor and Outdoor Vol Freshman of the Year Awards, as well as the indoor Vol Most Valuable Field Athlete Award

  • Scored for UT with a fifth-place finish in the shot put (18.59/61-0.00) at the 2015 SEC Indoor Championships
  • Placed second in shot put at Hokie Invitational (18.07m)
  • After finishing fifth in the shot put at the season-opening Hoosier Open, responded by winning each of his next two events at the Orange & Purple Classic and the Auburn Invitational
  • Bested his winning throw at Clemson (17.86) with a winning toss of 18.57 at the Auburn Invitational
  • Concluded his Vol Track career with a 29th-place finish in the shot put at the NCAA East Preliminary Round (57-10.5/17.64)
  • Placed second in shot put at the Alabama Relays (17.70m/58-1.0)
  • Placed eighth in shot put at the Texas Relays (17.92/59-9.50)
  • Finished eighth in the shot put at the Tennessee Relays with a mark of 56 feet, 9.50 inches (17.31)
  • Grabbed a third place finish in shot put at the War Eagle Invitational (58-0.50/17.60)
  • Placed sixth in shot put at the Penn Relays (18.30/60-0.5)
  • Finished in third at the Tennessee Challenge in the men's shot put with an effort of 16.99 meters (55-9.00)
  • Placed fourth at the SEC Championships behind a season best throw of 61 feet, five inches (18.72)

  • SEC Indoor Scorer: Shot Put - 5th, 61-10.25/18.85m
  • SEC Outdoor Scorer: Shot Put - 7th, 61-10.50/18.86m
  • Fifth at SEC Championships with season-high of 18.85m in shot put
  • Won shot put at Virginia Tech Invite
  • Top-five finishes all season long
  • Placed 35th in shot put at NCAA East Regionals, while advancing to Eugene in discus with 6th place performance (61.31m)
  • SEC scorer in shot put placing 7th and posting 12th in discus
  • Top ten in shot put every regular season competition
  • Four top tens in discus
  • Won the shot put at Cal State LA Twilight 4/17/14

  • SEC indoor scorer (mSP, 5th, 60-10.75)
  • Competed at the Iowa State Last Chance Qualifier in hopes of qualifying for the NCAA meet, but finished short with a toss of 57-7.75, placing ninth
  • Scored at the SEC meet, finishing fifth with a season-best distance of 60-10.75
  • Crossed the 60-foot mark for the first time this season at the Tyson Invitational, finishing fourth with a toss of 60-3.25
  • Placed fourth in the shot put's Championship division at the Armory Invitational with a season best distance of 59-3.5
  • Competed in his first meet of 2013 at the Texas A&M Mondo Challenge, placing third with a toss of 57-3.75 in the shot put
  • Smashed his personal record and passed the 19-meter mark at the Sea Ray Relays, winning the shot put title there with a distance of 62-8.75...Also placed 11th in the invitational discus competition with a toss of 153-5
  • Placed eighth in both the invitational shot put and the discus at the Florida Relays... finished the shot put with a then-season best toss of 59-9.5 and recorded a season-high mark of 160-6 in the discus
  • Started the outdoor campaign with a runner up finish in the shot put at the MSU Conference Challenge, notching a top distance of 58-6...Wound up seventh in the discus at the opening meet with a mark of 153-4
  • Finished second in the SEC with a 18.87 in shot put
  • Seventh place finish at SEC Championships in discus with mark of 51.07

  • USTFCCCA Outdoor All-America Honorable Mention for his performance in the shot put (18th, 59-2 3/4)
  • SEC Outdoor All-Freshman Team
  • USTFCCCA Indoor All-America Second Team
  • SEC Indoor All-Freshman Team
  • Named SEC Freshman of the Week on Jan. 24.
  • Named the Vol Freshman of the Year for both the indoor and outdoor seasons
  • Was named the Vol Most Valuable Athlete Award
  • Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • Qualified for the NCAA Indoor meet and finished 15th in the shot put with a mark of 59-10 1/2
  • Named to USTFCCCA Indoor All-America Second Team for his work
  • Finished third in the shot at his first SEC Indoor Championships with a career-best and UT freshman-record toss of 62-3 1/4
  • Actually bettered his previous school freshman record on his first three tosses of the competition
  • As the top rookie finisher at the league meet, he earned SEC All-Freshman Team status
  • Selected as SEC Freshman of the Week after improving the UT rookie indoor shot put record to 60-0 1/4 in a runner-up finish at the Auburn Invitational
  • Snapped Chip Kell's 1968 UT freshman indoor shot put record (58-7) in his very first college meet with a first-place measurement of 58-7 1/2 at the Kentucky Invitational
  • Won the Gold Division shot at the Akron Invitational, making a happy return to his home state with a toss of 57-11 1/4
  • Runner-up in the shot at the Texas A&M Mondo Challenge, tallying a mark of 59-4 3/4
  • Took fifth in the shot at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational, tossing the ball 59-9
  • Finished 18th in the shot put with a toss of 59-2 3/4 during his first trip to the NCAA Outdoor Championship meet
  • Earned USTFCCCA Outdoor All-America Honorable Mention status for his appearance at the national meet
  • Threw the shot 59-10 1/2 at the NCAA East Preliminary Round, earning his ticket to the NCAA Outdoor Championship meet with the No. 12 mark in Jacksonville
  • Threw the discus 159-7 at the East meet but did not advance
  • Increased his outdoor shot put PR to 60-10, breaking his own UT freshman record and earning third at the SEC Championship meet
  • Placed ninth in the discus with a toss of 165-3
  • Won the shot put at the UCLA/Washington State Double Dual with a then-personal-record and UT freshman-record of 59-9 3/4 and was sixth in the discus in a PR of163-2
  • Unleashed a third-place throw in the shot put, stretching the tape to 58-3 1/4 at the SEC/Big Ten Challenge
  • Also threw the shot 58-3 1/4 at the Tennessee Challenge but finished first
  • Added a third-place toss of 160-9 in the discus to wind up third
  • Third in the shot put at 55-10 1/2 and eighth in the Invitational discus at 154-6 in the Sea Ray Relays
  • Placed 12th in the invitational shot put with a mark of 58-5 1/4 and had a PR toss of 171-3 in the open discus at the UCSD Triton Invitational

  • Made the SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • Redshirted
  • Redshirted

  • Broken right wrist slowed him as a senior, but he had the best shot put mark in the nation's class of 2010 as a sophomore and junior
  • Still managed a career-best indoor mark of 65-11 to place third and earn All-America kudos at 2010 National Scholastic Indoor Championships
  • Fifth at 2010 New Balance Outdoor meet in the discus (179-4 3/4) to also net A-A acclaim
  • Set Ohio Division II state outdoor shot record with a toss of 64-8 1/4 as a junior
  • State champ in the shot in 2008 and 2009
  • State runner-up in discus and shot as a senior
  • Swept regional, district and conference shot put crowns from 2008 to 2010
  • Discus PR of 188-11 came at 2010 regional meet

  • Born Oct. 21, 1991, in Sandusky, Ohio
  • Enrolled in College of Arts & Sciences
  • Interested in computer science
  • Parents are John and Sherry Hoty
  • Siblings are Adam, Caleb, Judy and Alex
  • Recipient of the Crawford Accent on Excellence Men's Athletic Endowed Scholarship

Q&A with Matthew



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