Football Coaches
Dave Cecchini
Head Coach
Jason Miran
Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers Coach
Vinny Giacalone
Offensive Line Coach/Recruiting Coordinator
Ernest Moore
Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs Coach
Tony Rouse
Strength & Conditioning Coach/Defensive Line
Jerome Smith
Running Backs Coach
Zach Greiner
Outside Linebackers Coach
Dena Smiley
Administrative Assistant
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Matt Ford

Matt Ford

Tight Ends Coach

Phone (219) 464-5299

Matt Ford completed his first season as Valpo's tight ends coach in 2017.

The program enjoyed its first winning season since 2003 in Ford's first year on staff. 

Ford came to the Crusaders after spending the 2016 season as the tight ends coach at Franklin & Marshall College. He helped guide the Diplomats to a 7-4 overall record and 6-3 conference mark.

A standout offensive lineman during his playing days at Lehigh, Ford competed for a Mountain Hawks coaching staff that featured current Valpo head coach Dave Cecchini and current Valpo assistant coaches Jason Miran and Vinny Giacalone.

Ford received first-team all-Patriot League honors as a senior in 2015, when he served as a team captain for Lehigh. He started all 11 games in both his junior and senior seasons. The Wall, N.J. native earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in accounting during his time at Lehigh.