Men's Soccer Adds Matt Gow To Staff

Men's Soccer Adds Matt Gow To Staff

Stockton, Calif. - Pacific men's soccer head coach Ryan Jorden announced the addition of Matt Gow to the staff as an assistant coach with a focus on goalkeeper development. Gow comes to the Tigers from Virginia Tech of the ACC.

"We are very excited to have Matt join our coaching staff," Jorden said. "He has a terrific track record of goalkeeper development and in addition has shown an ability for high level recruiting and team training. He has come highly recommended and is known for his relational development, leadership, and integrity, which are qualities that we desire in our staff."

Gow joins the Tigers from Virginia Tech, where he was an assistant coach this past season working with the Hokies' goalkeepers. The Hokies posted a 7-8-2 overall record and 2-5-1 mark in ACC play. Virginia Tech goalkeepers posted seven clean sheets on the season, limiting opponents to 1.24 goals per game.

"I am very excited to join Coach Jorden and Coach [Jordan] Ferrell and the Pacific family," Gow said. "What they have accomplished and established in just the first season of the program is remarkable. It is a huge honor to have the opportunity to be apart of something very special that is happening here at Pacific."

Gow was also the Director of Operations and Youth Development for the New River United Soccer Association in Virginia last season.

Prior to Virginia Tech, Gow spent two seasons as an assistant coach at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Kansas. Gow helped the NAIA men's soccer power train the program's goalkeepers, as well as focusing on international and domestic recruiting, and opponent scouting/prep. Over two years, MidAmerica Nazarene advanced to the Final Four and Elite Eight, with goalkeeper Chris Eriksson earning All-America honors both seasons.

While coaching at MNU, Gow was one of the founding coaches of Toca Futbol Club, a faith-based soccer club located in the Kansas City metro area. As the Director of Goalkeeping, Gow also coached multiple teams ranging in ages eight to 18.

Prior to coaching at MidAmerica Nazarene and Toca FC, Gow played for the Southern California Seahorses, a member of the Premier Developmental League. He was a standout player in college for MidAmerica Nazarene, as a four-year starter and two-year team captain. Gow helped lead the Pioneers to an appearance in the NAIA National Tournament in 2007 and a Heart Of America Athletic Conference Championship in 2008.

 A native of Lebanon, Missouri, Gow earned a bachelor's degree in business marketing in 2011 and a master's degree in organizational leadership in 2014.