Al Matthews was appointed Interim Director of Athletics in August of 2016 and then Director of Athletics in July of 2017. In his current role Al oversees all administrative aspects related to the leadership and management of Hocking College Athletics and its seven varsity sports.
Matthews was most recently the Cheif of Police at Hocking College before assuming his role as Director of Athletics. Al also brings an abundance of leadership and coaching experience on many different levels.
Al is credited with the idea of starting and athletics program at Hocking College and has been instrumental in the execution of getting the program on its feet. He is a firm believer in the opportunity that athletics at Hocking College brings to young men and women and has a passion for helping young men and women develop into productive society members.
Matthews earned his Associates Degree from Terra State Community College and is currently finishing his Bachelor's Degree at Ohio University.
Al and his wife, Denise, have a daughter named Bella.