Matthew Jones is in his fourth season on the Forester coaching staff and third as the team's director of player development. He also serves in the same position for the men's team at the College.
The 2016-17 season was Lake Forest's third as a varsity sport and the team continued to climmb the standings into third place at the Midwest Conference Championships. Allie Girard placed third in the conference as an individual to give the team an all-conference honoree for the third straight season. The team's scoring average improved by 7.5 strokes per round from 2015-16.
Jones has helped lead the Forester men to runner-up finishes at each of the last two MWC Championships. Four players on the team finished among the top 10 in the conference, including individual champion Davis DeKorte.
Jones has coaching experience in several sports. He began his golf coaching career as the head varsity girls coach at Glenbrook South High School in 2000. He switched to the varsity boys program in 2006 and directed that team until 2013. He also served as the boys varsity lacrosse coach at Glenbrook South from 2003-05 and again in 2013. Jones also served as Glenbrook South's assistant dean of students and psychologist during his 14 years at the school.
An alumnus of Lake Forest College and member of the 1992-93 Forester men's hockey team, Jones also served as an assistant hockey coach at Lake Forest Academy during the 1996-97 season and in the same capacity for the Chicago Young Americans Hockey Club from 2001-05.
After graduating from Lake Forest in 1995, Jones went on to earn a master's degree in education from National Louis University in 1998 and an education specialist degree in school physhology from the same institution in 2000.
Jones is also the Director of Education and Master Club Fitter for Edel Golf, based out of Austin, Texas. He is trained in BioSwing Dynamics and is a certified AimPoint Green Reading Instructor and Wright Balance Fitter.
He resides in nearby Grayslake, Illinois.