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Matt LaFleur is a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) working as the offensive coordinator for the Tennessee Titans. He held this position since 2018. Prior to this season, he coached for nine seasons for the Houston Texans, Washington Redskins, Atlanta Falcons, and Los Angeles Rams. His most recent position was with the Rams as their offensive coordinator. During the 2017 season as the offensive coordinator of the Los Angeles Rams he coached Todd Gurley to the AP Offensive Player of the Year.
Table of Contents
- 1 Playing Career
- 2 Coaching Career
- 2.1 College Coaching Career
- 2.2 NFL Coaching Career
- 2.3 Return to College
- 2.4 Current NFL Stint
LaFleur began his college playing career at Western Michigan in 1998 where he played quarterback and wide receiver. After two seasons, he transferred to Saginaw Valley State where he exclusively played quarterback until 2002.
After his collegiate career ended, he briefly played in the National Indoor Football League for the Omaha Beef (Omaha, Nebraska) and the Billings Outlaws (Billings, Montana). After his short playing career, he began his coaching career.
College Coaching Career
Saginaw Valley State University
LaFleur began his coaching career in 2003 as an offensive graduate assistant at his alma mater, Saginaw Valley State University. In his lone season with the Cardinals, the team posted a 12-1 season and winning the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title, eventually losing in the Div. II playoff quarterfinals.
Central Michigan State University
In 2004, LaFleur was hired by the Central Michigan State University as an offensive assistant for the Chippewas. He coached with the school for two seasons under head coach Brian Kelly.
Northern Michigan University
Northern Michigan hired LaFleur to coach their quarterbacks and wide receivers for the 2006 season under new head coach Bernie Anderson. LaFleur only coached for the school a single season where the team had an unsuccessful season with a record of 3-7.
In 2007, LaFleur moved again to Ashland University as the team’s new offensive coordinator. The two seasons that LaFleur led the team’s offense, the Eagles made the playoffs for the first time in more than a decade. It was also their first time that they made the playoffs in consecutive seasons.
NFL Coaching Career
After six seasons in college, LaFleur jumped to the NFL as an offensive assistant coach for the Houston Texans for the 2008 season. In his first season, he worked closely with Larry Kirksey to coach the wide receivers. During his second season, he assisted offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan with the quarterbacks.
In 2010, the Washington Redskins hired LaFleur to coach the quarterbacks. LaFleur continued to work under Kyle Shanahan who was hired as the team’s offensive coordinator. During his tenure with the team, he coached a rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III as he established numerous franchise rookie records en route to a Pro Bowl appearance. Beyond that, the team won the NFC East for the first time in 13 years in 2012. However, his overall tenure with the team was unsuccessful; the Redskins only had one winning season in his four.
Return to College
University of Notre Dame
In 2014, LaFleur briefly returned to college as the quarterbacks coach for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. He was reunited with head coach Brian Kelly, with whom he worked with a decade prior at Central Michigan. The Fighting Irish finished the season 8-5 with a win in the Music City Bowl.
Current NFL Stint
In 2015, LaFleur returned to the NFL as the quarterbacks coach for the Atlanta Falcons for two seasons. He continued his tutelage under Shanahan, his third team he worked with the offensive coordinator. During his second season with the Falcons, the team lost the Super Bowl to the New England Patriots. In addition, the Falcons starting quarterback, Matt Ryan, won the NFL MVP and the Offensive Player of the Year.
Los Angeles Rams
The 2017 season saw another move and promotion for LaFleur. He was hired by new head coach Sean McVay as the team’s new offensive coordinator. During his lone season with the Rams, the Rams had an explosive offense behind quarterback Jared Goff and running back Todd Gurley. The Rams had a remarkable turnaround, a seven-win improvement from their 2016 campaign. However, the Rams failed to advance in the playoffs, losing in the divisional round of the NFC playoffs.
For the 2018 season, LaFleur is tasked with running the Titans offense for new head coach Mike Vrabel.
|2018 Tennessee Titans||Offensive Coordinator||9-7-0||0-0|
|2017 Los Angeles Rams||Offensive Coordinator||11-5-0||0-1|
|2016 Atlanta Falcons||Quarterbacks Coach||11-5-0||2-1|
|2015 Atlanta Falcons||Quarterbacks Coach||8-8-0||0-0|
|2013 Washington Redskins||Quarterbacks Coach||3-13-0||0-0|
|2012 Washington Redskins||Quarterbacks Coach||10-6-0||0-1|
|2011 Washington Redskins||Quarterbacks Coach||5-11-0||0-0|
|2010 Washington Redskins||Quarterbacks Coach||6-10-0||0-0|
|2009 Houston Texans||Offensive Assistant Coach||9-7-0||0-0|
|2008 Houston Texans||Offensive Assistant Coach||8-8-0||0-0|
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