Matt Gow joined the Tigers in January of 2015 as an assistant coach with a focus on goalkeeper development.

Gow joins the Tigers from Virginia Tech, where he was an assistant coach this past season working with the Hokies’ goalkeepers. The Hokies posted a 7-8-2 overall record and 2-5-1 mark in ACC play. Virginia Tech goalkeepers posted seven clean sheets on the season, limiting opponents to 1.24 goals per game.

Prior to Virginia Tech, Gow spent two seasons as an assistant coach at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Kansas. Gow helped the NAIA men’s soccer power train the program’s goalkeepers, as well as focusing on international and domestic recruiting, and opponent scouting/prep. Over two years, MidAmerica Nazarene advanced to the Final Four and Elite Eight, with goalkeeper Chris Eriksson earning All-America honors both seasons.

Prior to coaching at MidAmerica Nazarene and Toca FC, Gow played for the Southern California Seahorses, a member of the Premier Developmental League. He was a standout player in college for MidAmerica Nazarene, as a four-year starter and two-year team captain. Gow helped lead the Pioneers to an appearance in the NAIA National Tournament in 2007 and a Heart Of America Athletic Conference Championship in 2008.