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WPS Faculty & Staff

Matt McGinnis

Director of Athletics

B.S., Salisbury University, Physical Education
M.E.A., Wilmington University, School Counseling


Coach Matt McGinnis came to Worcester Preparatory School after a long tenure in College Athletics. Prior to joining the WPS staff in 2013, he held the position of Associate Athletic Director at Salisbury University. In his five  years with  the SU athletics department, the Sea Gulls won 42 Capital Athletic Conference Championships, 5 team National Championships, and 8 individual sport National Champions.

Before coming to Salisbury, McGinnis spent  three years as the head men's lacrosse coach at Denison University in Granville, Ohio. Coach McGinnis compiled a record of 35-13 in three seasons with the Big Red, which includes three appearances in the NCAA tournament and two North Coast Athletic Conference championships. In his last season at the helm, Denison went 14-3 and finished the year ranked No. 10 in the country. The 14 wins are the most by a Big Red squad since the 1982 season. Coach McGinnis earned NCAC Coach of the Year honors in 2008. Denison was nationally ranked for its defense and goalie Alex Baruch took home Division III Goalie of the Year honor. He served as an assistant coach during the 2005 season.

While at Salisbury University, Coach McGinnis was a three-sport student-athlete during his undergraduate tenure at SU. He lettered in cross country, football and swimming.   He later served as a student-assistant with the SU women's lacrosse team.   After graduation from SU, McGinnis taught in the local Eastern Shore school systems. He served as physical education teacher for five years with stops at Delmar High School and Berlin Intermediate School. He served as an assistant coach along side SU men's lacrosse coach Jim Berkman for the 2002 and 2003 seasons. In his final year with the Sea Gulls from the sideline Coach McGinnis helped SU win its fourth national championship.

The next season he served as an assistant coach with the Gettysburg College men's lacrosse program before heading west to Denison.

McGinnis holds a degree in physical education and a master's degree in counseling he earned from Wilmington College in 2004. He and his wife, Lauren, currently reside in Salisbury.





  • 3 sport letter winner at Salisbury University
  • 2003 Division III Lacrosse National Champions, Salisbury University, Assistant Coach
  • NCAC Men’s Lacrosse Coach of the Year 
  • Jostens National/NADIIIAA Community Service Award winner