Matt Eberflus Biography
Matt Eberflus is an American football coach currently serving as the head coach of the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). Initially, he worked as the defensive coordinator for the Indianapolis Colts from 2018 to 2021. previously, he served as the linebacker coach for the Cleveland Browns and Dallas Cowboys, as well as having coached at Toledo and Missouri.
Matt Eberflus Age
Matt Eberflus was born on May 17, 1970, in Toledo, Ohio, United States of America. He is 53 years old.
Matt Eberflus Height
Matt Eberflus is a man of tall stature and stands at a height of 6 feet 1 inch (1.85).
Matt Eberflus Family
Matt Eberflus was born to his loving and supportive parents, Joanne Eberflus and Stanley Eberflus in Toledo, Ohio, United States of America. He was raised along with his three siblings namely; Christel McCaskey, Cindy McClure, and Mark Eberflus
Matt Eberflus Wife
He is happily married to his long-time girlfriend-turned-wife, Kelly Eberflus. The lovely couple has been married for nearly 25 years. The lovely couple is blessed with two stunning daughters.
Matt Eberflus Children
He is the proud father of two gorgeous daughters namely Grace Eberflus, and Giada Eberflus.
Matt Eberflus Education
He attended and grdauted from Whitmer High School. Later on, he enrolled at the University of Toledo where he graduated with a degree in education. While there, he was a three-year starting linebacker and a four-year letterman at Toledo from 1988 to 1991.
Matt Eberflus Salary
He receives a satisfactory salary of $4.5 million annually.
Matt Eberflus Net Worth
Matt Eberflus has over the years amassed a decent wealth from his successful career and has an estimated net worth of $12 million.
Matt Eberflus Career
From 1988 to 1991, he was a three-year starting linebacker and a four-year letterman at Toledo under three coaches: Gary Pinkel, Dan Simrell, and Nick Saban. He gained First Team All-MAC honors as a junior as well as a senior, leading the team in tackles both years. During his time at Toledo, he racked up 325 tackles, including a team-best 138 tackles as a senior and 89 tackles as a junior. In the year 2004, he was inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame.
He spent almost a decade of his coaching career at his alma mater, the University of Toledo. In 1992, Eberflus served as a student assistant coach under Gary Pinkel and later as a graduate assistant in 1993 before landing a full-time spot as recruiting coordinator/outside linebackers coach in 1994 when defensive coordinator Dean Pees left to join Notre Dame. He coached defensive backs for his last two years at Toledo.
When Gary Pinkel was appointed head coach at the University of Missouri in 2001, he named Eberflus as his defensive coordinator. Also, Eberflus was given the Associate Head Coach title in 2006. He was twice recognized as the national defensive coordinator of the week throughout the 2007 season. In the spring, he was acknowledged by Rivals.com as the eighth-best defensive coach in the nation.
He left Missouri for the NFL in 2009, where he was hired by the Cleveland Browns as their linebackers coach to serve under the head coach Eric Mangini and defensive coordinator Rob Ryan for two seasons. He followed Rob Ryan to the Dallas Cowboys in 2011, where he served as the Linebacker Coach under the head coach Jason Garrett. He guided Anthony Spencer and DeMarcus Ware to Pro Bowl selections in 2012.
In 2013, Eberflus was integral in assisting the team’s transition to a 4-3 scheme, alongside Rod Marinelli with Monte Kiffin succeeding Rob Ryan as the team’s defensive coordinator. His unit continued to overachieve through an adversity-plagued season in 2014. In 2016, the Cowboys were able to keep Eberflus in-house and made him the team’s Defensive Passing Game Coordinator after being sought after for various defensive coordinator positions around the league, in addition to his linebacker coaching duties.
Frank Reich was hired as the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts and Eberflus was hired to be his defensive coordinator. Throughout the 2018 season, Eberflus’ cultural expertise and impact on player development were put on display achieving the team’s defensive heights without superior talent.
In 2019, Eberflus interviewed the Cleveland Browns for their head coaching vacancy but the Browns decided to hire Freddie Kitchens instead, who was fired after only one season. He was named the 17th head coach of the Chicago Bears on January 27, 2022. On September 11, 2022, Eberflus earned his head coaching kickoff as the Bears beat the San Francisco 49ers by a score of 19-10 in a come-from-behind victory.