Title: Director of Recreation and Athletics
Experience: First Year
Phone: (360) 867-6531
Email: Matt Newman
Alma Mater: University of Arizona
Matt Newman joined The Evergreen State College in July 2011, taking over as Director of Recreation and Athletics for the Geoducks.
Newman comes to Evergreen following three years as commissioner of the NCAA Division III Northwest Conference, where he planned and oversaw operations for the 18-sport and 3,600-student-athlete league.
Prior to the Northwest Conference, Newman was Associate Dean of Students and Director of Athletics and Recreation at Cazenovia College in Cazenovia,N.Y. Newman also has athletic administrative experience at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and Savannah College of Art and Design and has coached at both the high school and collegiate levels, including six years as a collegiate baseball head coach in both the NAIA and NCAA.
He has worked extensively with both the NAIA and NCAA and their respective committees, including Committee on Women’s Athletics, Student Records Review Committee and Regional Advisory Committees for both baseball and golf.
Newman is a proud alumnus of the University of Arizona (BS in Speech and Hearing Science), Idaho State University (MS in Audiology/Education of the Hearing Impaired), and the University of Virginia (EdD in Higher Education Administration).