Matt Byrne is in his third season as an assistant football coach at Wilmington College including his second as the program's offensive coordinator in 2019. He also serves as the program's recruiting coordinator.
Byrne worked with the offensive line in 2017 and helped mentor Sterling Clark to Honorable Mention All-Ohio Athletic Conference (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 - June 15, 2019