Don Matthews

Bio

Full name: Donald John Matthews

Preferred name: Don

Born: June 22, 1939 in Amesbury, MA

Died: June 14, 2017

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 Stallions (Feb. 6, 1994 – Feb. 5, 1996)
  • Toronto Argonauts (Feb. 5, 1996 – Jan. 13, 1999)
  • Edmonton Elks (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 Season34521812610.63510,2868,407
Playoffs2112900.571565522
Grey Cup85300.625263210
  • Edmonton Elks 1977 Defensive assistant
  • Edmonton Elks 1978 Defensive assistant
  • Edmonton Elks 1979 Defensive assistant
  • Edmonton Elks 1980 Defensive assistant
  • Edmonton Elks 1981 Defensive assistant
  • Edmonton Elks 1982 Defensive assistant
  • Edmonton Elks 1989 Linebackers
  • Montreal Alouettes 2014 Consultant