Don Matthews

Vitals

Full name: Donald John Matthews

Preferred name: Don

Born June 22, 1939 in Amesbury, MA

Football program: Idaho

Awards

  • 1983 Runner Up Coach of the Year
  • 1985 Winner Coach of the Year
  • 1994 Winner Coach of the Year
  • 1995 Winner Coach of the Year
  • 1997 Winner Coach of the Year
  • 2002 Winner Coach of the Year

Star of the Week/Top Performer

Weekly
Monthly

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 – 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 Season36323013210.63510,8478,838
Playoffs2314900.609613549
Grey Cup95400.556286236

Assistant Coach

  • Edmonton Eskimos 1979 Defensive assistant
  • Edmonton Eskimos 1981
  • Edmonton Eskimos 1989 Linebackers
  • Montreal Alouettes 2014 Consultant