Matt Wehrhahn

Linebackers/Assistant Recruiting Coordinator/Platform Director

Matt Wehrhahn joined the Defiance College football staff as linebackers coach for the Yellow Jackets. Wehrhahn was hired as an assistant coach in December 2019 and recently started his new position at DC.

Wehrhahn spent the past two years working at the NCAA Division III level. He came to Defiance from Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, where he coached the inside linebackers. Before moving south, Wehrhahn was the linebackers coach at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, where he helped guide one of the top defenses in the Middle Atlantic Conference.

Before becoming a college coach, Wehrhahn served as a varsity assistant at his alma mater, West Morris Central High School in Chester, New Jersey. After a standout career as a player at West Morris Central, he coached inside linebackers and tight ends for three seasons (2015-17).

At NCAA Division II East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania, Wehrhahn was a two-time letterman, playing linebacker and on special teams.

Originally from Long Valley, New Jersey, Wehrhahn earned a Bachelor of Science in recording arts from Full Sail University in 2014. He also received a Bachelor of Arts in communication at Southern New Hampshire University in 2016.

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