Matt Travis
Coe College
Matt Travis
Head Coach
mtravis@coe.edu
Coe
Division 3

Matt Travis was named the Coe College men's soccer head coach in December 2017.  Travis came to Coe after a two-year stint as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at nationally-ranked Amherst College in Amherst, Mass. Travis helped lead the mens soccer program at Amherst to back-to-back appearances in the NCAA Tournament, advancing to the round of 16 in both 2016 and 2017. In 2016, the Mammoths won the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) regular season and NESCAC Tournament Championship, finishing with a 17-1-2 record. The coaching staff garnered the New England Region Coaching Staff of the Year honors for their efforts in 2016.   The 2017 Amherst squad featured a starting line-up with five freshmen that finished the season with a 12-4-3 record. Amherst finished 10th in the United Soccer Coaches Association Top 25 Poll in both 2016 and 2017. At Amherst, Travis responsibilities included recruiting, scouting, video analysis, team travel arrangements and assisting with on-field coaching. Prior to coaching at Amherst, Travis served as the graduate assistant mens soccer coach at Montreat College in Montreat, North Carolina, for the 2014 and 2015 seasons.  While at Montreat, he performed all the duties of a first assistant coach and was part of a staff that turned the soccer program around from a 6-11 record in 2014 to 8-7-2 in 2015.  Travis also served as a state staff head coach for the Olympic Development Program in North Carolina. In addition, the Chesapeake, Va. native was a head club travel coach with Beach FC in Virginia Beach from 2012-2014.  He also served as an assistant coach for boys varsity soccer at Hickory High School in Chesapeake (2012) and Cox High School in Virginia Beach (2013). Travis received a Bachelors Degree in Physical Education from Old Dominion in Norfolk, Virginia, and earned a Master of Arts in Leadership Management at Montreat College.