Matthew Cameron joined the Big Green as an assistant coach in August 2015, on the eve of Dartmouth's first season as a Division I varsity program.
In his first season with Dartmouth, Cameron helped the Big Green win the 2015 Ivy Rugby Championship with postseason wins against Princeton and Brown. Cameron also saw the Big Green qualify for a spot in the inaugural National Collegiate Women’s Varsity Rugby Association (NCWVRA) Varsity 15s Tournament Championship in 2015.
“I'm very excited to have Matt on board. He has a proven track record of building successful rugby programs and a wealth of knowledge that will be invaluable as we transition from a club sport to a varsity program,” Dowty said at the time. “As a coach and mentor, I couldn't ask for someone more engaging and motivating. His passion for the game, positive energy and mindset, and relentless work ethic made him a great fit for us.”
Cameron brings a wealth of experience as both a player and a coach to the Big Green sidelines. A 2004 graduate of Bard College, Cameron served as an assistant with his alma mater for five years (2004-09), including working with the first women’s team in 2005 and establishing policies and processes for the program in the years to follow.
In February of 2010, Cameron was tabbed as the head coach of the Brandeis University women’s RFC, helping the program transition between three levels of competition over six seasons in that capacity. Most recently, Cameron was also named the head coach of the Old Gold RFC this past February.
A 14-year veteran who recently wrapped up his competitive playing career with Boston RFC, Cameron is also a referee with a World Rugby Level 1 certification and served as a member of the board of directors for the New England Wide Collegiate Rugby Conference from 2012 until his appointment at Dartmouth.