Matt LaFleur Biography
Matt LaFleur is an American football coach who is the head coach for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He has spent time as quarterbacks coach of the Washington Redskins and the Atlanta Falcons and as offensive coordinator of the Los Angeles Rams and Tennessee Titans.
Matt LaFleur Education | Matt LaFleur Playing career
LaFleur attended Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo and played wide receiver in 1998 and 1999. He then transferred to Saginaw Valley State University in Division II, where he played quarterback from 2000 to 2002, guiding the Cardinals to the D-II playoffs each season.
He has also played in the National Indoor Football League with the Omaha Beef as the backup quarterback, and the following summer, signed with the Billings Outlaws in Montana.
Matt LaFleur Age
Matt LaFleur was born on November 14, 1979, in Mount Pleasant, Michigan United States. He is 39 years old as of 2018.
Matt LaFleur Brother
LaFleur has a brother known as Mike LaFleur who is also a football coach. He is the passing game coordinator of the San Francisco 49ers of the NFL. He has also coached for the Cleveland Browns and the Atlanta Falcons.
Matt LaFleur Wife
Matt LaFleur is married to Breanne LaFleur, and they have two sons, Luke LaFleur and Ty LaFleur. His younger brother, Mike, is the passing game coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers.
Matt LaFleur Net worth
Matt LaFleur earns his income from his businesses investments and from other related organizations. He also earns his income from his work as a football coach. He has an estimated net worth of $ 6 million dollars.
Matt LaFleur Contract
In January 2019, Matt LaFleur signed a four-year contract with a fifth-year team option. According to two league sources, LaFleur will average between $5 million and $5.5 million per year.
Matt LaFleur Coaching Career
Matt LaFleur coaching career began in 2003 at his alma mater, Saginaw Valley State, as an offensive graduate assistant, during which time he also substitute taught in the local high schools, specializing in math.
LaFleur proceeded to Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant and assisted the offensive staff in 2004 and 2005. In 2006, he coached quarterbacks and receivers at Northern Michigan University in Marquette. LaFleur was the offensive coordinator at Ashland University in Ohio in 2007.
LaFleur then was hired in 2008 by the Houston Texans to serve as an offensive assistant. He assisted both wide receivers and quarterbacks during his two-year stint there and developed a close relationship with offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan.
When Shanahan’s father Mike was hired by the Redskins, Kyle brought LaFleur to Washington to coach the quarterbacks in 2010. A primary responsibility of LaFleur’s for the 2012 season was to mentor rookie quarterbacks Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins.
After six years of coaching in the NFL, LaFleur returned to college football as the quarterbacks’ trainer at the University of Notre Dame in 2014.
On February 5, 2015, LaFleur returned to the NFL as the quarterbacks’ coach for the Atlanta Falcons working under offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, with whom he had previously worked while with the Washington Redskins and Houston Texans. LaFleur’s younger brother, Mike, was also an offensive assistant with the Falcons.
In 2016, LaFleur coached Matt Ryan on his way to winning the NFL MVP. The Falcons reached Super Bowl LI, where they faced the New England Patriots, but squandered a large lead and lost 34–28 in overtime.
Los Angeles Rams
On February 8, 2017, LaFleur joined the Los Angeles Rams coaching staff as offensive coordinator, working under head coach Sean McVay, with whom he had previously worked during his tenure with the Washington Redskins.
On January 30, 2018, LaFleur left his position with the Rams to take the same position with the Tennessee Titans. Joining new head coach Mike Vrabel, LaFleur had the opportunity of calling the plays for the Titans, essentially a promotion from his former position as offensive coordinator with the Rams. LaFleur and the Titans finished the season with the 25th offense in the NFL.
Matt LaFleur Green Bay Packers
LaFleur was hired as the head coach of the Green Bay Packers on January 8, 2019. On May 30, 2019, LaFleur suffered a torn Achilles while playing basketball.
Matt LaFleur Coaching Record
|2003||24||College (NCAA D-II)||Saginaw Valley State||Offensive Assistant|
|2004||25||College (FBS)||Central Michigan||Offensive Assistant|
|2005||26||College (FBS)||Central Michigan||Offensive Assistant|
|2006||27||College (NCAA D-II)||Northern Michigan||Quarterbacks/Wide Receivers|
|2007||28||College (NCAA D-II)||Ashland||Offensive Coordinator|
|2008||29||NFL||Houston Texans||Offensive Quality Control|
|2009||30||NFL||Houston Texans||Offensive Quality Control|
|2014||35||College (FBS)||Notre Dame||Quarterbacks|
|2017||38||NFL||Los Angeles Rams||Offensive Coordinator|
|2018||39||NFL||Tennessee Titans||Offensive Coordinator|
Matt LaFleur Injury
In May 31, 2019, Matt LaFleur suffered a torn Achilles on Wednesday while playing basketball. He had surgery to repair his torn Achilles tendon on Sunday. It’s likely the surgery was completed by renowned foot and ankle specialist Dr. Robert Anderson, an assistant team physician for the Packers. LaFleur told Albert Breer of MMQB.com that he’s not expecting the surgery to change anything regarding the Packers’ offseason workout program, save for his need to ride in a cart for the last part of OTAs and minicamp.
“I’m good. Not going to affect anything,” LaFleur said. LaFleur suffered the injury while playing basketball with coaches at Lambeau Field on Wednesday. LaFleur explained to Jim Owczarski of PackersNews.com that it felt like someone hit him in the back of the leg, a sensation most experience while tearing the Achilles tendon.
“We’re all going to face a little bit of adversity,” LaFleur said. “You can’t let it hold us back. So that’s just kind of like my mindset, you know? It is what it is and you make the best out of whatever situation comes.” LaFleur threw out the first pitch at the annual Green and Gold charity softball game Saturday at Fox Cities Stadium while wearing a boot on his left foot.
He had surgery the next day. The plan for LaFleur is to coach from a cart the next few weeks, take a break before training camp and then be back on his feet in late July. The Packers finish up the offseason workout program over the next two weeks, starting with the last round of OTAs this week. They’ll wrap up the program with a mandatory minicamp June 11-13.