Lisa-Marie Matthews
Lisa-Marie Matthews

Hometown:
Kingston, Jamaica

High School:
St. Andrews HS

Last College:
University of Memphis

Position:
Assistant Coach (Second Season)


Lisa-Marie Matthews in her second season with the University of Memphis track and field program, working primarily with athletes in the triple jump.

During the indoor season, Matthews was instrumental in the development of freshman jumper Chardae Greenlee. Greenlee notched five top-10 finishes in the triple jump, including a win at the Redhawks Invitational. Greenlee, along with men's triple jumper Jaleen White, also scored points at the American Athletic Confrence Indoor Championships, taking eighth while White placed sixth.

In outdoor competition, Greenlee and White continued to improve, with both setting new personal-bests in the triple jump. Both athletes scored points again for the Tigers. Greenlee also earned all-conference honors with a bronze medal performance of 12.37m (40'7").

A former U of M track and field athlete (under her maiden name Hyman), Matthews returned to her alma mater in 2013 after a seven-year stint as girls' 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 Academic 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.

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