Matt McDougall was elevated to Associate Head Coach prior to the 2016 season. McDougall had served as Assistant Head Coach for the previous two seasons and is entering his 11th season overall on the coaching staff after a stellar playing career as a Hornet goalkeeper.
McDougall is involved with all facets of the program, including on-field instruction, and is the team's recruiting coordinator. Additionally he is the director of the program's summer soccer camps and 6v6 tournament.
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.
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.