Don Matthews’ Canadian Football Coaching History

Coaching Terms

Head Coach

  • BC Lions (Jan 5, 1983 – Oct 14, 1987)
  • Toronto Argonauts (Nov 22, 1989 – Jan 10, 1991)
  • Saskatchewan Roughriders (Aug 22, 1991 – Oct 9, 1993)
  • Saskatchewan Roughriders (Oct 19, 1993 – Dec 31, 1993)
  • Baltimore CFL Colts (Feb 6, 1994 – Dec 16, 1994)
  • Baltimore Stallions (Dec 16, 1994 – Feb 5, 1996)
  • Toronto Argonauts (Feb 5, 1996 – Jan 13, 1999)
  • Edmonton Eskimos (Jan 13, 1999 – Jun 18, 2001)
  • Montreal Alouettes (Nov 22, 2001 – Oct 4, 2006)
  • Toronto Argonauts (Sep 9, 2008 – Oct 31, 2008)

Assistant Coach

  • Edmonton Eskimos – Defensive assistant (1979)
  • Edmonton Eskimos (1981)
  • Edmonton Eskimos – Linebackers (1989)
  • Montreal Alouettes – Consultant (2014)
Don Matthews's Head Coaching Regular Season Record
Year Team – Division GP W L T PF PA
Total 363 230 132 1 10847 8838
1983 BC Lions – West Division 16 11 5 0 477 326
1984 BC Lions – West Division 16 12 3 1 445 281
1985 BC Lions – West Division 16 13 3 0 481 297
1986 BC Lions – West Division 18 12 6 0 441 410
1987 BC Lions – West Division 14 8 6 0 378 301
1990 Toronto Argonauts – East Division 18 10 8 0 689 538
1991 Saskatchewan Roughriders – West Division 11 5 6 0 385 409
1992 Saskatchewan Roughriders – West Division 18 9 9 0 505 545
1993 Saskatchewan Roughriders – West Division 14 8 6 0 382 383
1993 Saskatchewan Roughriders – West Division 2 2 0 0 78 68
1994 Baltimore CFL Colts – East Division 18 12 6 0 561 431
1995 Baltimore Stallions – South Division 18 15 3 0 541 369
1996 Toronto Argonauts – East Division 18 15 3 0 556 359
1997 Toronto Argonauts – East Division 18 15 3 0 660 327
1998 Toronto Argonauts – East Division 18 9 9 0 452 410
1999 Edmonton Eskimos – West Division 18 6 12 0 459 502
2000 Edmonton Eskimos – West Division 18 10 8 0 527 520
2002 Montreal Alouettes – East Division 18 13 5 0 577 408
2003 Montreal Alouettes – East Division 18 13 5 0 562 409
2004 Montreal Alouettes – East Division 18 14 4 0 584 371
2005 Montreal Alouettes – East Division 18 10 8 0 592 519
2006 Montreal Alouettes – East Division 14 8 6 0 346 346
2008 Toronto Argonauts – East Division 8 0 8 0 169 309
Don Matthews's Head Coaching Playoff Record
Year Team – Division GP W L T PF PA
Total 23 14 9 0 613 549
1983 BC Lions – West Division 1 1 0 0 39 21
1984 BC Lions – West Division 1 0 1 0 14 31
1985 BC Lions – West Division 1 1 0 0 42 22
1986 BC Lions – West Division 2 1 1 0 26 55
1990 Toronto Argonauts – East Division 2 1 1 0 51 45
1992 Saskatchewan Roughriders – West Division 1 0 1 0 20 22
1993 Saskatchewan Roughriders – West Division 1 0 1 0 13 51
1994 Baltimore CFL Colts – East Division 2 2 0 0 48 27
1995 Baltimore Stallions – South Division 2 2 0 0 57 32
1996 Toronto Argonauts – East Division 1 1 0 0 43 7
1997 Toronto Argonauts – East Division 1 1 0 0 37 30
1998 Toronto Argonauts – East Division 1 0 1 0 28 41
1999 Edmonton Eskimos – West Division 1 0 1 0 17 30
2000 Edmonton Eskimos – West Division 1 0 1 0 32 34
2002 Montreal Alouettes – East Division 1 1 0 0 35 18
2003 Montreal Alouettes – East Division 1 1 0 0 30 26
2004 Montreal Alouettes – East Division 1 0 1 0 18 26
2005 Montreal Alouettes – East Division 2 2 0 0 63 31
Don Matthews's Head Coaching Grey Cup Record
Year Team – Division GP W L T PF PA
Total 9 5 4 0 286 236
1983 BC Lions – West Division 1 0 1 0 17 18
1985 BC Lions – West Division 1 1 0 0 37 24
1994 Baltimore CFL Colts – East Division 1 0 1 0 23 26
1995 Baltimore Stallions – South Division 1 1 0 0 37 20
1996 Toronto Argonauts – East Division 1 1 0 0 43 37
1997 Toronto Argonauts – East Division 1 1 0 0 47 23
2002 Montreal Alouettes – East Division 1 1 0 0 25 16
2003 Montreal Alouettes – East Division 1 0 1 0 22 34
2005 Montreal Alouettes – East Division 1 0 1 0 35 38