Matt Nerland has worked in the San Francisco Giants organization since beginning his baseball career as an intern in 1989. He was the assistant coordinator of scouting in 1995-1996 and assistant director of player personnel in 1998. He was the club's Coordinator of Scouting from 1998 to 2006. He was then a special assistant for the club. He signed Kevin Frandsen, Brian Horwitz, Nick Pereira, Nate Schierholtz and Erick Threets.