Matt Land

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Matt Land
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Athletic director
Team Trine
Conference MIAA
Biographical details
Born (1972-02-10) February 10, 1972 (age 45)
Alma mater Ball State University (1996)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2002–2005 South Side HS (IN)
2005, 2008–2009 Fort Wayne Freedom
2006–2014 Tri-State / Trine
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
2012–present Trine
Head coaching record
Overall 66–32 (college)
28–20 (high school)
23–11 (indoor football)
Accomplishments and honors
3 MIAA (2008–2010)

Matt Land (born February 10, 1972) is the athletic director and former head football coach for Trine University. 2006 was his first season as the program's head coach. The team finished 2–8. In 2007, they finished with a record of 6–4. In 2008 he was awarded the NCAA Division III Co-Region Four Coach of the Year award after leading Trine to a 10–0 regular season.[1] In April 2012, Land was named the Athletic Director at Trine.[2]

Land was also the head coach for the United Indoor Football league's Fort Wayne Freedom in 2005,[3] and Fort Wayne's South Side High School from 2002 to 2005, each year he built up the team a little bit more until his last year in 2005 when he coached the team to its winningest season ever, including a sectional championship victory over Bishop Dwenger High School, a Class 4A regional victory over Delta High School. The Archers lost in the semi-state to Lowell, The eventual Class 4A State Champs. He was also the wrestling coach for Northrop High School. Land was part of a rebuilding process at South Side High School, in which he built a team that was 7–20 in three years prior to his arrival, and a 21–11 record in the following 3 seasons.


  1. ^ "Fort Wayne Freedom coach gets AFCA honor". OurSports Central. December 9, 2008. 
  2. ^ Lindsay Winslow-Brown (April 23, 2012). "Trine Names Matt Land Athletic Director". LIN Television Corporation. Retrieved June 20, 2013. 
  3. ^ Reggie Hayes (February 11, 2009). "Matt Land sets sights on a thriving Freedom". The News-Sentinel. Retrieved June 20, 2013. 

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