Dr. Bryan Matthews
Dr. Bryan Matthews
Title: Director of Athletics (retiring July 7th)
Phone: 410-778-7232
Email: [email protected]
Previous College: Washington College '75
Office Location: Cain Athletic Center - First Floor (Main Hallway)

Bryan Matthews grew up north of Baltimore and attended Friends School north of the city. He graduated from Washington College in ‘75 with a BA in Political Science. In 1975, he married fellow alum Susan Dunning (‘75), and from 1979-82, he worked at WC as head men's lacrosse coach and assistant director of admissions. He went on to the US Naval Academy and served there as head men's lacrosse coach and physical education instructor from 1982-94. During this time, the Matthews family grew to five, with the addition of three boys, all born in Annapolis. Matthews received a MA from WC in ‘85 and an Ed D from Wilmington College in 2001. He has owned and directed Championship Lacrosse Camps, LLC since 1990. He was hired as Athletic Director of Washington College in 1994.

In his lacrosse playing days, Matthews spent four years as one of the finest goalkeepers to ever suit up for the Maroon and Black. He was a two-time second-team All-American, and was selected to play in the annual North/South Classic all-star game as a senior. The Shoremen participated in the NCAA tournament in his junior and senior years. Matthews holds the Washington records for saves in a season (297, 17 games in 1973) and saves in a career (835, 1972-75). Before his four-season tenure as head coach, Matthews served as an assistant coach for the Shoremen in 1977 and 1978.

Matthews, who was named both the NCAA Division I and NCAA Divsion III Coach of the Year during his coaching days, was inducted into the Washington College Hall of Fame on October 5, 1996. He also serves as Assistant to the President for Special Projects at the College.