Matt Newton joined the Lynchburg women's soccer staff as a graduate assistant prior to the 2018 season, bringing with him a wealth of coaching and winning experience.
The head girls' soccer coach at Jefferson Forest High School in nearby Forest, Va., since 2015, Newton has taken the Cavaliers to the VHSL Group 4A tournament each of the past two seasons and led JF to the state title in 2017. He earned 4A coach of the year honors in that season. He's been on the staff at Jefferson Forest since 2010.
Newton is a 2011 graduate of Liberty University and earned his master's degree from that institution in 2015 and has since served as an adjunct instructor in Liberty's College of General Studies. He has worked in information technology and faculty support in the Lynchburg area.