Meet the Coaches

150 Grappling is a small team of talented professionals with a wide range of skills and experience. We love what we do, and we do it with passion. We look forward to training with you.

Coach Logan of 150 Grappling talking to another training partner after training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
150 Grappling Coach Logan recieving his Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu from Professor Andre Galvao in San Diego.

Logan Yox

Co-founder, Head Coach, Carroll County Native

My grappling experience started during my freshman year of high school when I started wrestling. I finished my senior year as a state finalist, with over 100 career wins. Wrestling lead me to McDaniel College where I wrestled for five years while battling injuries and working on a Masters degree in Strength and Conditioning. I never had the chance to qualify for Nationals, but do have one of the top win records in McDaniel’s history. After college, I started training in jiu-jitsu while coaching wrestling at both Westminster High School (as an assistant coach) and at Liberty High School (as head coach). In 2018, I moved to San Diego, California, in search of a highly competitive jiu-jitsu environment. I found what I was looking for at Atos HQ. Under Andre Galvao, a living legend in the jiu-jitsu community, I did nothing but train jiu-jitsu with world class competitors, sharpening my skills and pushing myself to the limit. After two and a half years, in November of 2020, I received my brown belt under Professor Galvao. I returned to Maryland, carrying all of my knowledge home, and established 150 Grappling to share my passion with others.

I would be remiss in not adding that I am also a Captain in the United States Army National Guard. My time serving has greatly influenced my leadership style and has provided me with a wealth of experiences which have helped mold me into who I am today.

Matthew Malone

Co-Founder/ Coach/ Carroll County Native

My story is different than Logan’s. I did not start training in a grappling sport until I signed up to train in jiu-jitsu at age 42 with my children (who were 5 and 8 at the time). Six years later, I have progressed through the constraints of age and injury and done things that I am really proud of that demonstrate that our method works. Most recently, in 2020, training out of a garage and basement during a pandemic (with guidance from Logan in California and friends in-state), I medaled at the Pans in gi and in no-gi.

150 Grappling is the culmination of years of conversation and planning between Logan and me. Logan brings the grappling pedigree and the military leadership chops and I bring a host of different things: I am a dad; I have coached children and adults in lacrosse, jiu-jitsu, and other sports for close to a decade. I have created and run two small businesses. Perhaps most critically, I am not some young athlete who will succeed in grappling by virtue of being a young athlete. I am the almost 50 year old guy who is walking proof that this stuff works. Jiu-jitsu has changed every aspect of my life– physical, mental, and emotional– for the better. I want to share that, and this is why 150 Grappling exists.

Logan and I can’t wait to work with you and help you establish your own path forward and goals.

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