CLINTON, S.C. – Roland Matthews, a 2014 graduate of Presbyterian College, has returned to his alma mater as defensive line coach and equipment coordinator, head coach Harold Nichols announced on Wednesday. Matthews returns to PC after a two-year stint at Methodist University in Fayetteville, N.C.
"We are very pleased to announce that Roland Matthews will be joining our staff,” Nichols said. “He is an outstanding young coach and we are very excited about having him be a part of our program.
Matthews spent the last 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 last season.
“I’m excited to be back at Presbyterian College,” Matthews said. “I’m thrilled for the opportunity return to my alma mater and work for head coach Harold Nichols. I can’t wait to get started working with our student-athletes.”
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.