Matt McDougall enters his third season as Assistant Head Coach and his 11th season overall as an assistant coach with the Sacramento State men's soccer program. He was promoted to Assistant Head Coach prior to the 2014 season.
A former three-time Mountain Pacific Sports Federation honoree as a goalkeeper during his playing days with the Hornets, McDougall was promoted to the team's top assistant in 2009 after serving as the goalkeeper's coach the previous three seasons. He continues to work with the keepers.
McDougall is instrumental in recruiting and the day-to-day functions of the program, including film exchange and defensive coaching. He also organizes and runs the Hornets' numerous summer camps.
In 2010, McDougall's coaching helped rookie keeper Cesar Castillo earn Goal.com Freshman All-America honors after tallying the second most saves in single season school history with 94. Castillo also tallied eight shutouts and posted a 0.90 goals against average as a freshman, and was an All-Big West second team selection as a senior before signing with a professional team in Puerto Rico.
McDougall holds the Sacramento State program record with 306 career saves and is third all-time with 10 career shutouts. His 1.48 career goals against average ranks third in the school's Division I history (min. 1,000 minutes played), and in 2004, he spent every minute in goal for the Hornets. In 2005, he earned all-MPSF first team honors after posting a career-best 1.15 goals against average and leading the Hornets to a 9-7-2 record. In his final two seasons in net for the Hornets, McDougall led the MPSF in saves.
In May 2015 McDougall served as the fill in goalkeepers coach for the Republic of Ireland women's national team in its friendly against the United States in San Jose, training with the team for two days before the game.