Matt Arvanitis was named men’s golf coach at Southern New Hampshire University in April of 2005. In March of 2013, Arvanitis was also named the head coach of the new women’s golf program that became the University’s 17th varsity sport for the 2013-14 academic year.
Over his first nine years at the helm of the men’s program, Arvanitis has led SNHU to four NCAA regional appearances (2006, 2009, 2014, 2015). In addition, D.J. Lantz competed at the regional as an individual in 2010, missing qualifying for the national tournament by one shot. Two players under Arvanitis' tutelage have earned medalist honors at the Northeast-10 Championship, Shane Winslow in 2009 and Jake Nutter in 2014.
Arvanitis was a two-year member of the SNHU golf team, was named Northeast-10 Conference Player of the Year in 2001 and also collected first-team all-conference honors in 2001 and 2002. He guided the Penmen to back-to-back Northeast-10 Conference championships in 2001 and 2002 and their first-ever appearance in the NCAA Division II Tournament in the spring of 2003. Arvanitis was inducted into the SNHU Athletic Hall of Fame in 2011, one of the first two Penmen golfers inducted that year.
Arvanitis has also enjoyed success outside of collegiate golf. He is a two-time Manchester City Champion (2000, 2004) and claimed the Granite State Open championship in 1999. In August of 2005 he competed at the United States Amateur Championship in Philadelphia, Pa.
He qualified for the US Open sectionals in 2001 and qualified for the US Amateur Public Links and the United States Golf Association (USGA) State Team Championship in 2003. A native of Manchester, N.H. and a graduate of Pinkerton Academy, he has also represented New Hampshire at the Tri-State Championships on three occasions.