Matsakis now OC at Widener

By Steve Sell
August 21, 2015

Former Bethany College head football coach Manny Matsakis has resurfaced at NCAA Division III national power Widener University in Pennsylvania.

Matsakis coached at Bethany for two years, going 2-9 and then 7-4. He was not brought back for a third year. He had previous head coaching stops at Emporia State University and Texas State.

He is serving as Widener’s offensive coordinator and receivers coach.

Widener was ranked No. 10 nationally last year, going 12-1. It lost in the Elite Eight of the national playoffs to Linfield, 45-7.

Matsakis has been joined at Widener by his offensive line coach at Bethany, Charlie Carpenter. The head coach is Mike Kelly and a common thread for the three is that all coached at Winnipeg in the Canadian Football League.