Hired in April 2018, Sam Matteson joins the Bulldogs staff as a volunteer assistant coach with the men's soccer program.
In his first season, Matteson helped lead the Bulldogs to victory after coming from behind to beat No. 2 Saint Francis U and clinch a spot in the Northeast Conference Men's Soccer Final game.
Prior to Bryant, Matteson has recorded assistant coaching stints at three different colleges, most recently working with Bridgewater State for the last two seasons, helping them to a MASCAC semifinal appearance in 2016. Before that, he was the associate head coach at Wheelock College for one season and was on the University of New Haven's staff to start his coaching career for three seasons from 2012-14.
As a player, he suited up for four years for the Mitchell College Mariners and was a two-time conference champion, winning New England Collegiate Conference rings in 2006 and 2008. He made a career-high 12 appearances for the Red and Black in 2007.
He graduated from Mitchell College with a Bachelor's of Science in Sport and Fitness Management and also holds an MBA in Sports Industries from the University of New Haven. He also holds a United States Soccer Federation D License and is Level 6 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.