Matthew is a native of Sallisaw, Oklahoma, born to a dentist father. He has three siblings among them, one brother and two sisters. His brother Luke has also served as a co-offensive coordinator/tight end coach at the Utah State. Matthew got his education in marketing from Utah State.
During Utah State's 1993 Las Vegas Bowl season, Matthew joined the team as a freshman. He has played 16 games as a quarterback 2013 yards and 11 touchdowns. He served as quarterback coach, fullback coach, and wide receiver coach at the U.S. Naval Academy for about five years.
Matthew was also the Lobos' recruiting coordinator, wide receiver coach at New Mexico and he was also a wide receiver and kickoff return unit coach in 2010. He also worked as the quarterback coach and passing game coordinator at Louisville.
Matthew re-joined alma mater Utah State as the quarterback coach. And after a year, he took the position of Dave Baldwin, as an offensive coordinator when he left the program to take a similar position at Colorado State. He began serving the team and helped to guide the team to the Western Athletic Conference championship in 2012.
Matthew's team got victory over Toledo in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl with 41–15 points and was ranked 16th in the AP Poll. They finished the season with a record of 11–2. In the same year, the head coach Gary Andersen left this team to become the head coach at the University of Wisconsin. After that, he became the 27th head coach in the history of the Utah State football program. He also served as the head coach for two consecutive years.
Matthew is the holder of American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. He began dating his girlfriend Jenn wells. The couple married after dating her for sometimes and blessed with two daughters Jadyn and Ella and a son, Wyatt. He lives a happy married life along with his wife and children an there is no any controversies of divorce between the couple. Recently, he made a contract with Utah State with $4,450,000. He also received $200,000 as a retention bonus. His exact figure of net worth and salary is under review.