Matt Kelchner

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Matt Kelchner
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Christopher Newport
Conference CAAC
Record 102–57
Biographical details
Born (1959-03-05)March 5, 1959
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1982 Mansfield (assistant)
1983 Dickinson (assistant)
1984–2000 William & Mary (assistant)
2001–present Christopher Newport
Head coaching record
Overall 102–57
Accomplishments and honors
7x USA South Coach of the Year (2001–2002, 2006, 2008, 2010–2011, 2014)

Matt Kelchner (born March 5, 1959) is an American football coach. He is the head football coach at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia. Kelchner was hired as Christopher Newport's first head coach on May 9, 2000.[1] He previously served as an assistant coach at The College of William & Mary, from 1984 to 2000.

Over 15 seasons at Christopher Newport, Kelchner has compiled an overall record of 102–57, guided his team to the NCAA Division III playoffs nine times, and been named USA South Coach of the Year seven times.


  1. ^ Williams, Jennifer L. (May 10, 2000). "CNU named first coach". The Daily Press. 

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