Rachel Matthews joined the Georgia Tech Athletic Association staff in June 2017 as the athletic trainer for women’s basketball. She also works with the cheerleading team.
Matthews, who served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Tech for two years, returned to The Flats after a two year stint at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). As an assistant athletic trainer at IUPUI from 2015-17, she was the primary medical provider for women’s basketball and men’s and women’s golf.
Prior to her time at IUPUI, Matthews was on The Flats as a graduate assistant from 2013-15, directly overseeing softball in addition to assisting with daily treatments of all 16 teams. Matthews got her start in athletic training as a student athletic trainer at North Carolina Central University from 2011-13.
Matthews received her bachelors of science in athletic training from North Carolina Central in May 2013 and her masters of science in sports medicine from Georgia State in May 2015. Matthews is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association and is licensed by the state of Georgia as an athletic trainer.