Roland Matthews is in his third season as defensive line coach. Matthews, a 2014 graduate of Presbyterian College, returned to his alma mater after a two-year stint at Methodist University in Fayetteville, N.C.
In 2018 he helped lead Gyasi Yeldell to a second team all-conference selection that saw him have a solid year with 51 tackles, 9.5 tfl, 5.5 sacks and a pair of forced fumbles.
Matthews spent two seasons as an assistant coach with the Monarchs, serving in several different roles, including equipment coordinator. He spent his first season as defensive line coach, before moving to outside linebackers and special teams coordinator in 2015.
During his time at Methodist, Matthews also served as assistant academic coordinator and assistant film coordinator in addition to his coaching and equipment duties. He helped the Monarchs finish in the top of the conference in a number of defensive categories, while coaching three All-Conference players and a Third-Team All-American.
Prior to joining the staff at Methodist in 2014, Matthews served as a student assistant at PC for three seasons. He assisted as defensive line coach in 2013, serving as defensive tackles coach in his final year as a student. He had a number of different roles with program, assisting with practices, in-game coaching and recruiting.
Matthews graduated from PC in May 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in both religion and Christian education. The native of Camden, S.C. is the son of Dan and Lynn Matthews and has one sister, Meg.