A former U of M track and field athlete (under her maiden name Hyman), Lisa-Marie Matthews returns to her alma-matter after a seven year stint as girl's head track and field coach and teacher at White Station Middle School in Memphis, Tenn. The Kingston, Jamaica native holds a B.S. and M.S. in mathematical sciences from the University of Memphis.
A two-time Conference USA champion in the outdoor triple jump and C-USA indoor champion in the triple jump, Matthews became one of the most decorated Lady Tiger track athletes in school history during her time at the U of M. She still holds the school-record for the indoor triple jump (12.98m). A two-time NCAA Regional qualifier, Matthews reached the NCAA Outdoor Championships in 2005 and was named to the ESPN All-America Team.
While attending Memphis, Hyman was also a standout in the classroom. She was an honor student and was twice named to the Tiger Academic 30 for having one of the top 30 grade-point averages of any student athlete on campus. In 2002, she was named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Matthews is married to Robby Matthews.