Matt LaFleur Biography
Matt LaFleur is a famous American football coach currently serving as the head coach for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). Previously, he served as the quarterback coach of the Notre Dame, the Atlanta Falcons, and the Washington Commanders and has been the offensive coordinator for the Tennessee Titans and the Los Angeles Rams.
Matt LaFleur Age
Matt LaFleur was born in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, United States on November 3, 1979. He is 44 years old.
Matt LaFleur Height
LaFleur is a man of tall stature and stands at the height of 5 feet 11 inches (Approx 1.8m).
Matt LaFleur Family
He was born in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, United States to his loving and caring parents, Denny and Kristi LaFleur. His dad was a teacher and coach in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan from 1998 up to date. His mom has served as a competitive cheer coach, a teacher, and a basketball and softball coach. Matt has a good-looking brother called Mike LaFleur.
Matt LaFleur Wife
LaFleur is happily married to his lovely wife BreAnne Maak. The pair met in college and they share two sons.
Matt LaFleur Children
He is a proud father of two sons Luke and Ty.
Matt LaFleur Education
He attended Saginaw Valley State where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in physical and health education in 2003. Moreover, Matt holds a master’s degree in science in administration from Central Michigan since 2011.
Matt LaFleur Salary
He receives a remarkable salary of $5 million.
Matt LaFleur’s Net Worth
Matt LaFleur has over the years managed to garner a hefty fortune and has an estimated net worth of $7 million.
Matt LaFleur Career
He joined Western Michigan University located in Kalamazoo where he played wide receiver in 1998 and 1999. Later, LaFleur transferred to Saginaw Valley State in Division II where he played quarterback for two years (2000 – 2002) guiding the Cardinals to the D-II playoffs per season. On October 1, 2021, he was inducted into the SVSU Cardinal Athletic Hall of Fame.
His coaching career started in 2003 as an offensive graduate assistant at his alma mater, Saginaw Valley State. He moved to Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant and helped the offensive staff in 2004 and 2005. LaFleur coached receivers and quarterbacks at Northern Michigan University in Marquette in 2006. He served as the offensive coordinator at Ashland University based in Ohio in 2007.
In 2008, he was hired as an offensive assistant by the Houston Texans. LaFleur helped both wide quarterbacks and receivers during his two-year term there and developed a close relationship with offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. He worked together with 3 other future head coaches in Washington; Sean McVay, Mike McDaniel, and Kyle Shanahan from 2011 to 2013. His major responsibility for the 2012 season was to mentor rookie quarterbacks Kirk Cousins and Robert Griffin III.
In 2014, LaFleur returned to college football as the quarterback’s coach at the University of Notre Dame after six years of coaching in the NFL. On 5th February 2015, he returned to the NFL as the quarterback’s coach for the Atlanta Falcons. He coached Matt Ryan on his way to winning his sole NFL MVP award in 2016. He joined the Los Angeles Rams coaching staff as offensive coordinator on February 8, 2017, working under head coach Sean McVay.
He left his role with the Rams to take the same role with the Tennessee Titans on January 30, 2018. The season was tormented with injuries, with the Titans losing Mariota dealing with an incessant nerve injury throughout the season and star tight end, Delanie Walker in Week 1. On January 8, 2019, he was hired as the head coach of the Green Bay Packers. LaFleur suffered a torn Achilles while playing basketball on May 30, 2019. He also led the Packers to a 2–2 preseason.
He made his regular-season head coaching debut against the Chicago Bears on September 5, 2019, and led the Packers to a 10–3 victory. LaFleur also became the first Green Bay coach to win his first game against the Bears since Vince Lombardi in the year 1959. The Packers finished with a 13–3 record in his first season as a head coach. As a result, LaFleur became the first Packers rookie head coach to win the NFC North, make the playoffs, and win 10 games.
The Packers started the 2020 season by winning all four games before an early Week 5 bye. After a 5–1 start, he lost his first-ever divisional game to the Minnesota Vikings with a 22–28 home loss. In his first two seasons as coach, LaFleur finished with a 26–6 record tied for the second-best start for a coach since the 1970 merger (only George Seifert, has a better record at 28–4).
His 2021 season started with a 38–3 loss to the New Orleans Saints. LaFleur’s Packers clinched home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs with a 37–10 Week 17 victory over the Minnesota Vikings and became the first team in NFL history to win 13 games a season in 3 straight years. Moreover, he broke a 3 decade-old record by George Seifert for the most wins by a head coach (39) in his first 3 seasons in the league.
At the end of the regular season, quarterback Aaron Rodgers was named NFL MVP for the fourth time in his career and the second consecutive year. Rodgers was the first player in the NFL to win consecutive MVP awards in 12 years when Peyton Manning won back in 2008 and 2009.