The A & M graduate has served his alma mater in several areas, as a director and later executive director of the school’s Association of Former Students from 1972-99. He was Texas A & M’s Senior Philanthropic Officer through 2007. Matson lives with his family in College Station, Texas.
Wilkins was the first throws coach at Concordia University in Portland. He also founded the Oregon Throwers Academy to develop throwers from ages 10 through high school age in the Pacific Northwest. He also serves as the U.S.A. Track and Field’s technical adviser to elite male and female discus throwers and has been involved in technology sales, public speaking and fund-raising for the U.S. Olympic Committee.