Mathews enters his second season as coach of the running backs in 2020. He was hired in February of 2019.
In his first season, Mathews helped lead the nation's second ranked rushing attack and guided the program's all-time leading rusher, Wesley Dugger, to a single-season record, 22 touchdowns.
Mathews joins the Wildcat coaching staff after spending four seasons at Washington & Lee including three years under head coach Scott Abell. While at W&L, Mathews worked primarily with the linebackers and served as assistant specials teams coach. He helped lead the Generals to ODAC titles in 2015 and 2017.
Prior to his time in Lexington, Mathews spent four years at E.C. Glass High School in Lynchburg, Va. and four years at Appomattox County High in Appomattox, Va. Mathews first worked with Abell in 2001 at Amherst County High.
A point of pride for Mathews is his work with the I.R.O.N. Leadership and Character Program. He has served as a co-director and mentor since 2009.
Mathews graduated from Liberty University in 2000 where he played running back for the Flames from 1996-99.
THE MATHEWS FILE Hometown: Madison Heights, Va. Education: B.S., Sports Management – Liberty University, 2000; M.A., Marriage and Family Counseling – Liberty University, 2010 Playing Experience: Liberty University, 1996-99
2019-pr.: Davidson (Running Backs)
2015-19: Washington & Lee (Linebackers, Special Teams)
2011-15: E.C. Glass High (Assistant Coach)
2007-11: Appomattox County High (Assistant Coach)
2001-07: Amherst County High (Assistant Coach)
Recruiting Areas: Texas – Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, and West Texas South Carolina Oklahoma
Vince Munch enters his third season on the sidelines for Davidson football in 2020. He was promoted to Run Game Coordinator in the spring of 2020, to go along with his duties as coach of the offensive linemen.
Munch was an integral part of a Wildcat offense that led the NCAA FCS in total offense (561.9) and rushing offense (442.9). He coached a pair of Pioneer Football League All-Conference selections, Zion Johnson on the first team and Ethan Steinbacher on the second team, along with two other honorable mention selections.
Munch joined the Wildcats staff after spending a year with the St. Andrews University Knights of the NAIA. He served as the offensive line coach and run game coordinator for the first-year program.
Munch is a familiar member of Abell's former coaching arsenal, spending five seasons on the Generals staff from 2012-16. While at Washington and Lee, Munch assisted the program to two ODAC Championships (2012, '15) and produced three All-Conference performers. Munch got his start in coaching as tight ends coach in 2011 at Marietta College.
Munch graduated from Ferrum College in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in physical education and a minor in exercise science. He was a four-year letter winner at tight end for the Panthers and earned All-Region and All-Conference honors in his tenure.
2018-pr.: Davidson (Offensive Line)
2017: St. Andrews (Run Game Coordinator/Offensive Line)
2012-16: Washington and Lee (Defensive Line/Wide Receivers/Tight Ends)
2011: Marietta (Tight Ends)
Austin Eisenhofer, Assistant Special Teams Coordinator/Vide...
Recruiting Areas Florida North Carolina Pennsylvania
Austin Eisenhofer enters his third season at Davidson in 2020. After serving as tight ends coach in his first two campaigns, Eisenhofer was reassigned to Assistant Special Teams Coordinator, Video Coordinator and Slots coach in the spring of 2020.
In his first season, Eisenhofer was an integral part of a Wildcat offensive that led the NCAA FCS in total offense (561.9) and rushing offense (442.9).
Eisenhofer joined the Davidson football staff after two years at Pioneer Football League foe, Jacksonville University. Serving as an offensive graduate assistant, Eisenhofer coached the Dolphins quarterbacks and b-backs. During his time at Jacksonville, he helped Jared Morris earn All-PFL honorable mention and Keenan Simpson earn All-PFL second team honors. The Dolphin offense also set program records for rushing yardage and rushing touchdowns during his tenure.
Prior to Jacksonville, Eisenhofer began his coaching career at the University of Minnesota-Morris where he coached the wide receivers, tight ends and running backs.
A 2015 graduate of Washington and Lee University, Eisenhofer was a three-year starter for Coach Abell and served as a team captain for the Generals beginning in the spring of his junior year. He received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Washington and Lee and his master’s degree in Leadership and Learning from Jacksonville University in 2018.
Eisenhofer graduated from Lake Norman High School in nearby Mooresville, N.C. in 2011. His brother, Joel, is a 2012 graduate of Davidson.
2020-pr.: Davidson (Assistant Special Teams Coordinator/Video Coordinator/Slots)
2018-19.: Davidson (Tight Ends)
2016-17: Jacksonville (Offensive Graduate Assistant)
2015: Minnesota-Morris (Wide receiver, tight ends and running backs)
Porter Abell joined the Davidson football staff in January of 2018 following a stellar collegiate career at the University of Richmond.
In the spring of 2020, Abell assumed recruiting coordinator duties, as well as tight ends coach, while retaining his responsibilities with the wide receivers.
Abell was an integral part of the Wildcats impressive offensive output in 2018, helping lead the Wildcats to NCAA FCS statistical champions in total offense (561.9) and rushing offense (442.9).
Porter, who appeared in 48 games for the Spiders, saw time as a quarterback, running back and eventually slid into a role as a wide receiver. He was a four-year letterwinner for the Spiders and helped lead the team to a CAA Championship in 2015 and a national ranking of number three in the country.
Prior to Richmond, Porter finished his high school career in 2012 and was named a finalist for the AA Virginia State Player of the Year and Regional and Roanoke Times Offensive Player of the Year.
During the fall of 2017, Porter served as a volunteer assistant coach with the Collegiate School Athletic Department, breaking down game film. He is the son of head coach Scott Abell.