GFA Athletic Teams
John Mathews, Head Coach
Spencer Hempleman, Assistant Coach
About John Mathews
Coach John Mathews is entering his third year as GFA head boys lacrosse coach.
During a nine-year coaching career in public schools, including three years as an assistant at Fairfield Prep and two years as head coach at Weston High School, Mathews helped lead his teams to five state CIAC championships. Following the 2012 season, Mathews was named Connecticut Post Coach of the Year.
He played college lacrosse at Syracuse, winning an NCAA national championship his freshman year and making it to the Final Four all four years.
Mathews is also founder and managing director of the CT Wolves Lacrosse Club.
A product of Jamesville DeWitt High School in Central New York, Mathews now resides in Fairfield with his wife Lollie and two kids.
2022—FAA Tournament Champions
2022—FAA Regular Season Co-Champions
2021—FAA Regular Season Champions
2019—FAA Tournament Quarterfinalists
2018—FAA Tournament Semifinalists
2011—New England Tournament Semifinalists
2009—New England Tournament Quarterfinalists
2006—New England Tournament Quarterfinalists
2005—New England Tournament Quarterfinalists
2004—New England Tournament Quarterfinalists