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 – Dec. 31, 1993)
  • Baltimore CFL Colts (Feb. 6, 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
CFL
SeasonGPWLTPCTPFPA
Regular Season34321612610.63310,2088,339
Playoffs2012800.600552471
Grey Cup85300.625263210
  • 1977 Defensive assistant
  • 1978 Defensive assistant
  • 1979 Defensive assistant
  • 1980 Defensive assistant
  • 1981 Defensive assistant
  • 1982 Defensive assistant
  • 1989 Linebackers
  • 2014 Consultant