Don Matthews

Bio

Full name: Donald John Matthews

Preferred name: Don

Born June 22, 1939 in Amesbury, MA

Amateur Programs
  • Idaho
  • 1983 Runner Up (BC) Coach of the Year
  • 1985 Winner (BC) Coach of the Year
  • 1994 Winner (BAL) Coach of the Year
  • 1995 Winner (BAL) Coach of the Year
  • 1997 Winner (TOR) Coach of the Year
  • 2002 Winner (MTL) Coach of the Year
Canadian Football Hall of Fame

Don Matthews was inducted into the Builder wing in 2011 (CFHoF profile).

BC Lions Wall of Fame

Don Matthews was inducted into the Builder wing in 2013.

BC Football Hall of Fame

Don Matthews was inducted into the Builder wing in 2013.

  • 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 – June 18, 2001)
  • Montreal Alouettes (Nov. 22, 2001 – Oct. 4, 2006)
  • Toronto Argonauts (Sept. 9, 2008 – Oct. 31, 2008)

Don Matthews's Head Coaching Record
SeasonGPWLTPCTPFPA
Regular Season36323013210.63610,8478,838
Playoffs2314900.609613549
Grey Cup95400.556286236
  • Edmonton Eskimos 1979 Defensive assistant
  • Edmonton Eskimos 1981
  • Edmonton Eskimos 1989 Linebackers
  • Montreal Alouettes 2014 Consultant