Rhodes College

Rhodes College Athletics
2000 North Parkway Memphis, TN 38112
Division 3 Tennessee Southeast
Private Small National competitor


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Matt Lamb

Matt Lamb came to Rhodes in 2014 and served as assistant coach for three years. On Sept. 12, 2017 he was elevated to the position of head men's soccer coach. Since taking charge, Lamb has recorded a 14-8-2 regular season record.

During the 2018 season, the Lynx improved their overall record to 9-5 (5-2 SAA) and finished second in the Southern Athletic Association regular season rankings, their highest conference finish in 15 years. With a senior-led back line and goalkeeper, the Lynx conceded a conference-low four goals in conference play.

Since Lamb started with Rhodes as an assistant coach in 2014, the team has achieved above a .500 record in each of its five seasons.

Before coaching at Rhodes, Lamb spent one year in Maine as the assistant coach at the University of Maine at Farmington. Lamb has also worked as a head club soccer coach throughout his career in Memphis and Maine.

Prior to his coaching career, Lamb worked in the Special Events department at Major League Soccer during the 2012 season.

Lamb earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Mary Washington where he was a four year athlete and two-time captain of the men’s soccer team.

A native of Westport, Connecticut, Lamb grew up playing for Beachside SC and played four years at Staples High School.

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Ryan van Maanen

Ryan van Maanen has joined Rhodes College at the start of the 2019 season as the assistant coach for the men’s soccer program.

Prior to being a part of the Lynx staff, van Maanen spent time coaching for the Grover Gibson Soccer Foundation as a coach in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Ryan also spent time serving as an assistant coach for the Fredericksburg Football Club Pro 23s, as well as a head coach for the ’05 and ’06 boys red team for the 2016 spring season.

As a Northern Virginia native, Ryan spent his club years playing for Braddock Road Youth Club and Forest Park High School.

Ryan comes to Rhodes College as a 2019 graduate from the University of Mary Washington with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Ryan wrapped up his college career with 2017 and 2018 conference championships with Mary Washington. Ryan was a two time all-conference, two time all-state, and an all-region selection for the Eagles.

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