Rick Matthews

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Program Manager, 2028/29 Head Coach

Coaching Experience

Coach Matthews has been in the sport of lacrosse as a player since the age of 12 and as a coach for the past 22 years. He is a graduate of Hammond High School in Columbia, MD, and completed undergraduate studies in Sports Management at Limestone University in Gaffney, SC where he was a 2x All-Conference, 2x All American Midfielder, Captain of the 2000 National Championship Team, 2001 NCAA DII National Championship Runner-up Assistant Head Coach Offensive Coordinator, and 2x Hall of Fame Inductee. After coaching at his alma mater, he reunited with his college head coach Mike Cerino at Washington & Lee University where he took over as the Assistant Coach Offensive Coordinator, and Coordinator for Underrepresented Students, where he coached the offense to a 2002 ODAC Tournament Championship and NCAA DIII Semi-Final appearance. From Washington & Lee University, he pioneered the Men’s and Women’s lacrosse programs at Seton Hall University in Greensburg, PA as Head Lacrosse Coach. After returning to MD, Matthews took over as the Head Lacrosse coach at the Friends School in Baltimore where he taught Physical Education and coached football and wrestling for 7 years. During this time he started in the US Lacrosse Coaches Education Program, becoming one of their top clinicians and curriculum contributorsHe is a founding coach of ROCK Lacrosse Club where he directed the middle school grades designing curriculum, workouts, and practice plans. Coach Matthews is currently a Physical Education teacher at the St. Paul’s School. He has dedicated his coaching career to helping athletes reach their goals in a developmentally progressive way that helps build character and valuable life skills that transcend the sport of lacrosse.