MEDFORD - Matthew McMasters, who previously worked for Yale Athletics as the department’s financial analyst, was hired recently as the Athletics Business Operations Manager at Tufts.
McMasters is managing the day-to-day business operations and business office staff, handling the human resources aspects of the athletics department, as well as collaborating with multiple staff members on team travel and logistics. He is also focusing on the budgeting, financial planning, and monitoring, as well as the EADA and NCAA reporting for the department.
“I am extremely excited to join the Jumbo family and grateful to Alexis Mastronardi, John Morris and the entire staff for this incredible opportunity," McMasters said. "The heritage of Tufts Athletics, combined with the academic and competitive excellence embodied in the NESCAC, are aspects I admire and respect. I am looking forward to working with the coaches and administrators to continue to build on Tufts’ impeccable athletic tradition.”
Prior to joining the athletic administration at Yale as the department’s financial analyst in January 2018, McMasters served as the assistant coach and director of operations for the Yale track and field and cross country teams. Before Yale, he worked at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, as an assistant track and field and cross country coach and as a student-athlete services specialist from 2013-2015.
During his time at Xavier, McMasters completed his master’s degree in sport administration with a focus in business, finance, and econometrics. He worked with multiple sports organizations around the Cincinnati area, including the Cincinnati Reds.
McMasters graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2011 with bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering with a specialization in biomechanics. McMasters also received a master’s degree in biomedical engineering with a specialization in bioinformatics in 2012 and completed his PhD course work in biomechanics innovation in 2013. During his graduate studies at the University of Cincinnati, McMasters taught four courses in the college of engineering.
A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, McMasters graduated from Moeller High School and played ice hockey in addition to running track and cross country.