Matt Schaub was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but grew up in West Chester. He played football, basketball and baseball at West Chester East High School. As a three-year starter at quarterback, Schaub set school records for pass completions, yards per game and total yards. In his junior year, the top-rated quarterback in the state completed 101 of 183 passes for 1,397 yards and threw 12 touchdowns. Off the gridiron, Schaub held a 3.85 GPA and scored a 1,200 on the SAT.