Matt Madalon

Matt Madalon is in his seventh season with the Princeton men's lacrosse program and fourth as the full-time head coach.

In his first three full seasons as head coach, Madalon has coached the all-time leading scorer in program history and a Tewaaraton Award finalist, four Major League lacrosse draft choices and three different players who have led Division I in an individual statistical category. He has a 27-20 record as head coach, for a winning percentage of .574 that trails only Hall-of-Fame coach Bill Tierney at Princeton for the last 68 years.

The 2019 Tigers were ranked in the national top 10 in four different statistical categories - assists per game, points per game, caused turnovers per game and fewest turnovers per game - and were just out of the top 10 after ranking 11th in scoring offense. Princeton went to overtime against eventual NCAA champion Virignia and defeated Denver during the season.

Madalon led Princeton to a five-game winning streak to end the 2018 regular season, with all five wins by at least five goals. Princeton finished in the top six nationally in scoring offense, points per game, assists per game and team shooting percentage.

In his first full season as head coach, Madalon led Princeton to a nearly 50% increase in wins (from five to nine) and goals scored (from 10 to just short of 15) from the previous season. In fact, the Tigers ranked second in Division I in scoring offense and scored the third-highest number of goals in a season in program history.

Madalon spent more than two months as the interim head coach in 2016, coaching the Tigers to a 3-2 record in the final five games of the season. During Madalon’s time as interim head coach, the team saw its goals-against per game average drop by nearly 4.5 goals, from 13.25 to 8.80, despite playing two of the top 16 and three of the top 25 scoring offenses in Division I. The team save percentage went from .411 in the first eight games to .556 in the five for which he was interim head coach, and the team face-off winning percentage went from .433 prior to when he took over to .532 for the final five games.

His first full season as head coach was his fourth with the program. He has previously served as offensive cordinator and recruiting coordinator before becoming interim head coach.