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Coach Manny Matsakis

      Manny Matsakis, Offensive Coordinator, Widener University

Manny Matsakis is currently the Offensive Coordinator at Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania. Matsakis created the Triple Shoot Offense in 1996 after being a pure Run & Shoot proponent during his years coaching at Hofstra University (1991-1993).  He is also the founder of American Football Monthly, the premiere trade journal for the football coaching profession.

Matsakis' coaching career has included stints as Head Coach at Emporia State University (KS), Texas State University, Bethany College (KS) and Enka High School (NC), and Assistant Head Coach at Texas Tech University. He has also served as Offensive Coordinator for Hofstra University (NY), University of Wyoming, Capital University (OH), Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL) and Widener University (PA) and was the Special Teams Coordinator at Kansas State University and Texas Tech University.  He also coached  Tight Ends Coach at Kansas State University, and was Receiver Coach at Barberton High School (OH).

Matsakis writes about X’s & O’s, coaching football, leadership, productivity and personal development at his recently launched web site.  While at Enka HS, Matsakis appeared as a Guest on the Coaches Corner podcast, and recently was a Guest on Tony DeMeo's Chalk Talk series of interactive football coaching webcasts.  In that webcast, the two coaching innovators discussed common traits of the Jet Sweep and Option based offenses - particularly their potential to be "talent equalizers".

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