Matt Gwilliam

  • Matt
  • Gwilliam

  • Assistant Women's Soccer Coach

Matt Gwilliam returns to Virginia Tech and begins the first year of his second stint as an assistant coach for the Hokies. Gwilliam returns to Tech after coaching the Hokies for three seasons from 2007-2009. He will serve as a goalkeeper’s coach, assist with recruiting efforts and help with many other aspects of the program.

Gwilliam most recently served as an assistant coach at Colorado College, where he primarily worked with goalkeepers and defenders, as well as playing a role in the recruiting efforts. In his two seasons with the Tigers, he helped coach the team to 20 shutouts and 156 saves. In 2013, the Tigers were the Conference USA regular season and tournament champions and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. During his two seasons at Colorado College, Gwilliam coached five NSCAA Scholar All-Americans, one NWSL draft pick, five all-region players and multiple CUSA and Mountain West all-league players.

Prior to his time at Colorado College, he was the head coach at Temple University from 2011-2012. While heading the Owl program, Gwilliam recruited and coached two All-Atlantic and 10 A-10 all-freshman team members.  The team had the highest statistical ranking in school history in goals against and save percentage

He has also been an assistant at Virginia Tech, Marshall and The Citadel. The Quakertown, Pennsylvania, native was an assistant with the 2009 Tech team that advanced to the Sweet 16 for the first-time in program history. During his first stint in Blacksburg, the program achieved its then-highest-ever finish in the ACC in 2009, coupled with an ACC Tournament finals appearance in 2008 and a semifinals appearance in 2009. In 2008, the women’s program set a school record for shutouts and fewest goals against and in 2009, matched the feat again. Also, the team’s goalkeeper was named, for the first time in school history, to numerous national awards, including Soccer America National Team of the Week, and ACC All-Tournament teams.

Gwilliam was a goalkeeper at Elizabethtown College during his college years from 1997-2000, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in social studies education. He was first-team All-Middle Atlantic Conference selection and earned all-academic honors all four years. He helped the Blue Jays win a conference championship and earn a bid to the NCAA Tournament.

Gwilliam has received an NSCAA premier diploma and national goalkeeping diploma.

He returns to Blacksburg with his wife Krista and his two sons, Benjamin and Jackson.