Former Miami star Matt Edwards begins his second season on Head Coach Don
Treadwell's coaching staff, assuming responsibility as special teams coordinator and
He coached RedHawk defensive ends in 2011.
Edwards returned to his alma mater after eight seasons at MAC rival Kent State.
He served as a graduate assistant from 2004-06, when he was elevated to
defensive line coach. While with the Golden Flashes, Edwards worked under the
direction of former Miami defensive coordinator Pete Rekstis.
In 2010, Edwards tutored Roosevelt Nix, who was named MAC Defensive Player
of the Year, MAC Freshman of the Year and a Freshman All-America choice. Three
other Kent State players earned All-MAC honors under Edward's watch -- Danny Muir
(now a starter for the Indianapolis Colts), Colin Ferrell (also with the Colts) and
Monte Simmons. The Golden Flash defense set a new single-season school record for
sacks in 2010.
Edwards began his coaching career in 2003 as the linebackers coach at the
College of Wooster.
As a player, the West Chester native started at linebacker as a true freshman,
helping Randy Walker's squad to a 10-1 record and a win over 13th-ranked North
Carolina. After a string of injuries, he moved to defensive end, where he posted the
third-best single season sack total (team-high 10) in 2002. He also served as a team
captain as a senior.
Edwards earned his bachelor's degree in sport organization in December, 2002.
He and his wife, Mary, have two children, Andrew (3) and Luke (1).