Matt Byrne completed his third season as an assistant football coach at Wilmington College including his third directiong as the program's offensive in 2019. He also serves as the program's recruiting coordinator.
In 2019, Byrne called plays for an offense that was a large reason the Fightin' Quakers finished with their best season in a decade. Alongside the three Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) victories, two wide receiver's in Byrne's offense - Luke Richardson and Itika Wynn Jr. - earned First Team All-OAC honors. Wynn Jr. and Richardson mark the first Fightin' Quaker duo to earn First Team All-OAC honors in the same season since Marque Jones and Wes Anders did in 2007.
Byrne worked with the offensive line in 2017 and helped mentor Sterling Clark to Honorable Mention All-OAC honors. He also aided Head Coach Bryan Moore in snapping the Fightin' Quakers' 40-game OAC losing streak by defeating Capital University 37-30 in overtime in 2017. Additionally, both DJ Chambers and Luke Richardson garnered All-OAC recognition in Byrne's offense in 2018.
Prior to Wilmington Byrne serving as an assistant coach at North Carolina Wesleyan University working with the offensive line and eight ends. Prior to his one season with the Battling Bishops, Byrne was a graduate assistant at his alma mater, Heidelberg. While at Heidelberg, he coached two All-Americans – tight end Zach Hogya and running back Cartel Brooks.
As a student-athlete, Byrne was coached by Moore and Associate Head Coach Corey Fillopovich at Heidelberg. He was a three-year letter winner and 2013 All-OAC selection with the Student Princes.
Byrne resides in Wilmington.
*Last updated - March 23, 2020