A graduate of St. Lawrence University, 2018 marks Amanda Hamilton's third year on the Bates coaching staff. She played four years of varsity soccer at St. Lawrence and was part of program that saw its first NCAA championships appearance since 1989 as well as two consecutive Liberty League finals appearances. Hamilton oversees Bates players' technical development.
Hamilton also coaches with the Seacoast Girls' Soccer Clubs Junior Academy Program.
Hamilton earned All-Academic Liberty League honors all four years at St. Lawrence and interned with the SLU department of athletics in a variety of roles.
Hamilton was a coerver coach for four years with the Lake Placid Soccer Centre working with internationally renowned players and coaches. She was an assistant and a head club coach for U12, U14 & U16 Girls FC Freeze teams out of Canton, N.Y. She also has experience working with recruiting camps at St. Lawrence and Dartmouth.
Matt Williams works with the women's and men's soccer teams' goalkeepers. He spent 2015 and 2016 as the goalkeeping coach with NESCAC foe Colby. Prior to his time with the Mules, Williams was the goalkeeping coach at Division 1 Wright State, aiding coach Bryan Davis in all facets of the program but specializing in team travel, budget, and compliance. Williams spent one year with the Raiders and helped lead them to the Horizon League final, where they ultimately fell short to Oakland University.
A product of Cheverus High School in his native Portland, Maine, Williams was heavily recruited by several Division 1 schools and ultimately landed in the Big East at the University of Cincinnati. A three-year starter for the Bearcats, Williams was named Third Team all Big East his senior year while setting the single season goals against average in school history. Coach Williams finished his career with the second most shutouts at UC.
After a successful career at UC, Williams spent three seasons in the USLPro, now known as the USL, the second tier in the American Soccer Pyramid below the MLS. In each of his three seasons, Williams lead the league in saves while manning the net for the Dayton Dutch Lions. In his three-year pro career, Williams made 84 professional appearances.
After the 2014 USLPro season, Williams retired from professional soccer.