Matt Kelleher has been tabbed by Maryville College Head Football Coach Shaun Hayes to lead the Scots' offensive line during the 2017 season.
Kelleher comes to Maryville by way of Ohio Dominican University, a NCAA Division II member of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC), where he worked primarily with tight ends and H backs. Tight ends saw impressive play and improvement under coach Kelleher, including All-GLIAC honors for tight end Aaron Stephens who caught five touchdown passes en route to a 7-4 finish in 2016.
In each of Kelleher's three seasons as run game coordinator and offensive line coach, the Crusaders posted a top-25 team rushing offense. In 2013, Capital finished 20th in NCAA Division III, averaging just over 250 yards per game. The following year, the Crusaders finished 7th in the country (295.5 ypg) and at one point during the season was the No. 1 rushing team in the land. In 2015, Capital finished sixth in the nation and broke the school's all-time rushing record previously set in 2014. Under Kelleher, B-back Brent Walton became the school's all-time leading rusher and just the third Capital running back to register more than 1,000 rushing yards in a single season en route an all-conference nod.
Prior to Capital, Kelleher served as an assistant coach (2007-10) and assistant head coach (2011-12) at Brevard College (N.C.), during which time they competed as a NCAA Division II member of the South Atlantic Conference (SAC). Kelleher served in a number of different roles at Brevard, including tight ends coach and defensive quality control manager (2007-08), running backs coach (2008) and offensive line coach (2009-12).
During his time at Brevard, Kelleher mentored five different All-SAC offensive linemen as the Tornados' offense ranked in the top-15 in the nation in rushing in each season from 2010-12. In 2008, the team made the largest turnaround in win-loss record in all of NCAA Division II.
Kelleher graduated from Elon University (N.C.) in 2007 with a bachelor's in sociology. He was a four-year member (2003-06) of the football program, which competes in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and the Colonial Athletic Association. He played tight end and defensive lineman for the Phoenix.
Kelleher was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, until his family moved to Simpsonville, S.C., where he attended high school at Mauldin.
He is married to Stacy (Keller) Kelleher of Columbus, Ohio.