April 16, 1962 |
New Britain, Connecticut
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
Kansas State (TE/ST)
Texas Tech (ST)
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (RB)
Enka HS (NC)
|Head coaching record|
13–23 (high school)
Manny Matsakis (born April 16, 1962) is an American football coach and former player. He has served as the head football coach at Emporia State University from 1995 to 1998, at Texas State University in 2003 and at Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas from 2013 to 2014, compiling a career college football record of 39–39.
Matsakis is a 1984 graduate of Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, where he was a four-year letter winner and a three-time First Team All-Ohio Athletic Conference selection as a kicker. He still currently holds the school record for longest field goal, a 54-yarder in 1981.
Matsakis was the 19th head football coach for Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas and he held that position for four seasons, from 1995 until 1998. His overall coaching record at Emporia State was 26–18.
Assistant coaching and high school
In 1999, Matsakis served as the offensive coordinator at the University of Wyoming. In 2000, he accepted the position of special teams coach at Texas Tech, where he coached until he became the Head Coach at Texas State for the 2003 season. Matsakis returned to Capital University when he was hired as the offensive coordinator for his alma mater on February 15, 2008 by new head coach Jim Bickel. Matsakis was hired by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of Canadian Football League (CFL) the to replace the ill Andy Cox as their running backs coach two weeks into the 2009 season.
Head coaching record
|Emporia State Hornets (Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association) (1995–1998)|
|Texas State Bobcats (Southland Conference) (2003)|
|Bethany Swedes (Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference) (2013–present)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|
|#Rankings from final Coaches Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.
- Cormack, Beth (March 25, 2013). "Bethany College announces new Head Football Coach". bethanyswedes.com. Retrieved March 28, 2013.