Matt Kreider returns to the Kean University football staff for his fifth season in Union in 2018. Previously, the Delran, New Jersey native served as the Kean defensive graduate assistant from 2011-13 and helped lead the Cougars to the 2011 NJAC title.
Most recently, he was defensive coordinator at Lakeland Regional High School and helped lead the Lancers from 2013 to 2015.
Kreider earned his master’s degree in special education from Kean’s Nathan Weiss Graduate College with a 4.0 GPA in 2013. As an undergrad, he was a three-year starter and honorable-mention all-conference safety at The College of New Jersey. He was named to the National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society and won the “Bones” Vichrowski award at TCNJ in 2011.