Manny Matsakis


Manny Matsakis, Head Football Coach at Bethany College (Kansas)

Manny has over 20 years of experience in the football industry. He began his career in coaching with Barberton High School in Ohio, before moving on to Manhattan, Kansas where he was on the staff of Bill Snyder at Kansas State (1989 to 1991 & 1994). After enjoying great success as the Offensive Coordinator at Hofstra University and a brief stint as the Special Teams and Tight Ends Coach at Kansas State he accepted the Head Coach position at Emporia State in Kansas. Manny also spent time as the Offensive Coordinator at the University of Wyoming and was an Assistant Head Coach with Texas Tech. There, Manny was in charge of Special Teams and the maintenance and operation of the program, including direct oversight of a $100 million stadium and facility renovation program. Following his time at Texas Tech, Manny was named Head Coach at Texas State University. In February of 2004, Coach Matsakis left college coaching to start Big Season Sports™, a multi-media company in the football industry. He was afforded this opportunity because his non-compete clause had expired as the founder of American Football Quarterly Magazine. In 2009, Manny came to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to guest coach and as the season progressed he was promoted to Running Backs coach and ultimately to Offensive Coordinator at a critical juncture of the season. His success helped the Blue Bombers create an unforeseen turnaround on offense, which concluded with a positive finish to a difficult season. Currently, Manny is the Head Football Coach at Bethany College, Kansas.

Manny holds the distinction as the founder of American Football Quarterly Magazine® the worldwide leader for football information for the football coaching profession. This trade journal is today called American Football Monthly®. He is also noted for writing numerous articles on the sport of football and developing the website, to help high school coaches throughout the country in implementing his offense.