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Matt Edwards
Position: Special Teams Coordinator/Linebackers Coach

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Former Miami star Matt Edwards begins his second season on Head Coach Don Treadwell's coaching staff, assuming responsibility as special teams coordinator and linebackers coach.

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).