Matthew McMasters was named assistant director of athletics for business operations on July 1, 2021. He joined the Tufts University Department of Athletics as Business Operations Manager in May 2019. In his role at Tufts, he is responsible for department budgeting, finance, accounting, travel, contracts & purchasing, human resources, information technology, and department reporting.
McMasters comes to Tufts from Yale University, where he worked as the Athletics Department’s financial analyst since January 2018. His responsibilities as a member of the business office included department-wide financial accounting, budgeting, reporting, and monitoring, business and ad-hoc analyses, and preparation of Yale’s EADA and NCAA financial reports.
Prior to joining the athletic administration, McMasters served as the assistant coach and director of operations for the Yale track and field and cross country teams. During his time on the Yale track and cross country staff, Yale athletes achieved five All-American honors, one NCAA cross country national championship team qualification, two NCAA cross country national championship individual qualifiers, 12 NCAA track and field preliminary round qualifiers, seven Ivy League champions, 32 All-Ivy honorees, six Yale program records, and Yale’s first sub-4:00 miler in school history.
Prior to 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. While at Xavier, Musketeer athletes garnered one NCAA cross country championships individual qualification, one USTFCCCA All-Academic individual honor, two NCAA track and field preliminary round qualifiers, one BIG EAST individual champion, 11 All-BIG EAST honors, 20 Xavier track and field program records, and 32 Xavier cross country program records.
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 worked in the biomedical, aerospace, and manufacturing engineering fields throughout his time at the University of Cincinnati, and his work focused on rapid prototyping, innovation, and efficiency protocols, as well as data collection, analytics, and process improvement.
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.