At Hononegah: Callaghan was a four-year letterwinner in high school, leading his team to a conference title as a sophomore. He was team captain as a senior. He was selected all-conference that year and was also all-section and all-state. In his senior year, he scored 16 goals, six assists and had six match-winning goals.He played club for the Rockford Raptors. In addition to soccer, he played basketball, starting as point guard.
Personal: Matt Craig Callaghan was born on September 18, 1984. He is the son of Craig and Diane Callaghan. He is a business/computer sciences major.