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Mat Edmunds is a 2002 graduate of Lees-McRae College who joined the Tech staff in 2011.
Mat brings an impressive resume both as a player and coach to the jackets sideline. At Lees-McRae he was an All-Conference midfielder each year he played, (First Team ’99, ’00, ’01, Second Team ’02) and a pre-season All-American in the 2000 and 2002 seasons. During Edmunds’ first season as a Bobcat player he was also honored as the Deep South Conference’s freshman of the year in 1999 to go along with his First Team All-Conference honor.
Mat started off his coaching career as the co-offensive coordinator at Wheeling Jesuit University. While at Wheeling Jesuit, Edmunds also worked with the team’s face-off and special teams and helped guide the Cardinals to their first top ten national ranking finishing the season as the ninth ranked team in the Division II National Poll.
After a brief, yet successful one year stint at Wheeling Jesuit, Edmunds moved back to the familiar confines of the former Deep South Conference and took the Assistant Coaching position at conference rival Wingate University. While at Wingate he again worked as the team’s offensive coordinator.
In 2005 Mat took over his alma mater program at Lees-McRae College as Head Coach. He was in Banner Elk for 5 years and coached 5 all conference players plus several players of the week.
In the summer of 2006, Edmunds represented Wales at the 2006 World Field Lacrosse Championships held in London, Ontario. Mat averaged two points a game with seven goals and seven assists, leading Wales to a 13th place finish
Mat is a native of Manchester, England and has much experience as a member of the England National Team since 1997. While with the National Team Edmunds won European Championship Gold Medals in 1997, 1999, and 2001. Upon graduation from Lees-McRae, Edmunds was invited to attend the Major League Lacrosse Combine. Along with his international experience and NCAA experiences as a coach and player, Mat continues to play the game today for the Great Atlantic Lacrosse Club, Gin and Juice travel team while also competing in such prestigious events as the Vail Shootout for Team Reebok.
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