Matthew Greason begins his seventh season as Trinity College Head Men's Golf Coach in 2019-20, after repeating as the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Coach of the Year in 2018-19. Trinity qualified for its 12th straight NESCAC Championship Tournament last season with a second-place finish in the 2018 fall qualifier. In the spring, the Bantams scored four strokes lower than any other squad at the NESCAC Championship Tourney to win the league title for the third time. Trinity also captured three invitational crowns and finished no lower than third in any tournament last year. The Bantams traveled to Kentucky for 2019 NCAA Division III Championship Tournament in May, made the cut after the second day for the first time in program history, and finished 10th overall in the four-day NCAA event.
Also entering his ninth year as the Bantams' men's ice hockey coach, Greason was a two-year captain and an All-New England and All-NESCAC linksman for the Bantams. In Greason's first three seasons at the helm, the Bantams finished third in the 2015 NESCAC Championship Tournament, improved to second in 2016, and tied for second the following spring. In 2018, the Bantams won the NESCAC Championship and earned their first NCAA tournament bid since 2010. Trinity also won the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England title in the fall of 2014, and finished as the ECAC Runner-Up the following two years.
Greason has guided the Trinity men’s ice hockey program to the post-season in each of his first eight seasons, and took the program to unprecedented heights when the Bantams won the 2015 NCAA Division III Men's Ice Hockey National Championship. Trinity has won NESCAC Men's Ice Hockey titles in 2016, 2017, and 2019 under his watch, and played in its second NCAA Division III Championship Finals in 2017. Greason was named the NESCAC Men’s Ice Hockey Coach of the Year in 2012-13 and was the co-winner of Trinity's Athletic Department Coach of the Year award in 2014-15.
Greason attended North Yarmouth Academy and the Hill School prior to earning a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in American Studies from the Trinity in 2003 and 2010, respectively. He was the head golf coach at Kent School for two years before returning to Trinity as an assistant men’s ice hockey coach from 2007 to 2009. He served as an assistant men’s ice hockey coach for the United States National Team Development Program U-17 and U-18 National Teams, before returning to Trinity as men’s ice hockey coach in 2011. Greason is an associate professor in the Trinity Athletic Department. He resides with his wife, Mary, and their sons, Patrick and Connor, in Wethersfield, Conn.