Matt Kohn enters his second season as the Head Coach of the Siena Heights Football Program after taking over the program for the 2016 season. As a head coach, Kohn holds a 5-5 overall record including a 2-4 MSFA Mideast League record.
Kohn had previously served as assistant head coach, defensive coordinator and inside linebackers coach since the inception of the program. He has previously coached on the offensive side of the ball at his alma mater, the University of Indianapolis, where he coached the quarterbacks from 2005-08.
As a player, Kohn still holds the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference game record for most passing yards in a game (645), and total offense in a single game (652). In 2003, he was a Harlan Hill nominee, a national award given to the most valuable athlete in Division II football.
In the fall of 2013 the Siena Heights defense was ranked fifth in the country in scoring defense only allowing 17.2 points per game and eighth in the country in total defense (299.5 ypg). Kohn helped mentor inside linebacker Tyler Karcher to All-Mid States Association First Team. Kohn’s defense also produced the Mid States Association Defensive Player of the Year and Second Team AFCA All-American, cornerback Deshawn Gilbert. Gilbert helped anchor a stingy passing defense which ranked 11th in the country (167.2 ypg).
In the fall of 2014, after only playing varsity football for three short years the Siena Heights defense was instrumental in bringing a conference championship to Adrian, Mich. The Siena Heights defense finished ranked 11th in the country in scoring defense (18 ppg.), and second in the country in total defense (252.1 ypg.). The Siena Heights defense earned the No. 1 rank in the country, allowing only 133 first downs all season. Kohn coached both inside linebackers, Trent Bragg and Tyler Karcher to First and Second Team All-League selections, respectively. Kohn's defensive unit finished ranked third in the country defending the run (87.1 ypg) and 14th in the country defending the pass (165 ypg). For the second consecutive year, Kohn's defense produced an All-American, this time however it was a First Team All AFCA selection in defensive tackle Kyle Connors. Connors led a defensive line that finished 10th in the country in sacks (32). Kohn was voted the Mid States Football Association Mideast Assistant Coach of the Year.
Kohn received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Indianapolis in 2005, where he majored in both business management and marketing. He completed his Master’s degree in 2015 from Siena Heights University in leadership.