University of Scranton men's soccer head coach Matt Pivirotto has announced that Matt Guidon has been named an assistant for the Royals' program. Guidon began his duties at Scranton on Feb. 4.
Guidon comes to Scranton from Muhlenberg College, where he served as an assistant coach for the Mules for the last two seasons.
" I would like to thank Coach Pivirotto and the entire Department of Athletics for giving me this opportunity," said Guidon. "The University of Scranton has a fantastic reputation both on and off the field and I saw an opportunity here that I could not pass up. I am extremely excited to work with a program that has a history of success and I am looking forward to contributing everything I can to this program."
While at Muhlenberg, Guidon was responsible for all recruiting responsibilities, while also assisting in all aspects of the Mules program. In his time at Muhlenberg, Guidon coached a First Team All-Centennial Conference selection, two second two All-Centennial picks, and seven Centennial Academic Honor Roll honorees.
Before taking the position at Muhlenberg, Guidon coached at nearby Lehigh University from June of 2015 through November of 2016.
While on the Mountain Hawk staff, Guidon helped Lehigh take the 2015 Patriot League championship to clinch a bid into the NCAA Tournament. Guidon, who was also responsible for opponent scouting and video analysis at Lehigh, coached five All-Patriot League student-athletes in 2015, as well as a CoSIDA Academic All-American.
Guidon began his coaching career serving as volunteer assistant coach at his alma mater, Moravian, where he assisted the women's program from 2014 through the spring of 2015. He also served on the staff for the Lehigh Valley United from the Fall of 2014 through the spring of 2015, and was the FC LVU Sonic Operations Manager in the spring of 2015, as well.
While at Moravian, Guidon was a four-year member of the Greyhounds' men's soccer team, where he appeared in 55 games, while making 26 starts as a defender over his career.
Guidon went on to earn his bachelor's degree in Sociology, while earning a minor in Political Science from Moravian in 2015.