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Eddie Matthews

B.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


A college coach with over 20 years of experience, Eddie Matthews has been the Head Volleyball Coach at Methodist since the 2001 season.

In his inaugural season, he led the Methodist to the Dixie Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament championship marking only the fourth time in school history that Methodist had reached the DIAC tournament championship match. The 2010 season featured a 10-game winning streak as the Monarchs won 20 matches, the most since 1992.

Matthews came to Methodist from NCAA Division I Georgia Southern, where he has served as the head coach for five seasons. In addition to his tenure at the helm of Georgia Southern, Matthews has also served as the head coach at NCAA Division III Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash., for three years, and served a five-year tenure as the assistant coach at his alma mater – North Carolina.

Additionally, Matthews has served as the assistant volleyball tournament director for the United States Olympic Festival on four different occasions and served as the assistant Chief of Staff to the USA Volleyball team at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.  He has served as the chair of the South Region for the NCAA Division III Volleyball Committee and recently completed his term as the chair position for the national NCAA Division III Volleyball Committee.

Matthews, who holds USA Volleyball CAP Level II certification and is a member of the American Volleyball Coaches Association, received his bachelor’s degree in Physical Education from North Carolina in 1993. Matthews has ties to the Cape Fear regions as he grew up in nearby Roseboro, N.C., where he resides with his wife, Shannon, and children – Christopher, Caroline, and Daniel.