Matt Lehner is a native of Oshkosh, Wisconsin and attended Valley Christian School. In high school he was named to the All-Conference team and the 1,000 point club.
Upon graduation, he attended UW-Fox Valley in Appleton, WI where he studied Kinesiology. He helped lead his basketball team to back-to-back state championships.
Following college, Matt played professional basketball with the Milwaukee Falcons, an IBA team.