Matt LaFleur is an American football coach who is currently the head coach of the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He led the Green Bay Packers to three consecutive NFC Championship Games in his first three seasons as head coach, and posted an impressive 39-10 overall record during that time. He has also been recognized for his offensive innovation and ability to work with quarterbacks, helping Aaron Rodgers earn his third NFL MVP award in 2020. Get all of the latest Matt LaFleur news here!
Matt LaFleur was born on November 14, 1979, in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, and attended Western Michigan University, where he played quarterback for the school’s football team. He began his coaching career in 2003 as an offensive assistant at Saginaw Valley State University. He then moved on to a number of other coaching positions, including stops with the Houston Texans, Washington Redskins, and Atlanta Falcons, before becoming the quarterbacks coach for the Los Angeles Rams in 2017.
In 2018, LaFleur was hired as the head coach of the Green Bay Packers, making him the second-youngest head coach in the NFL at the time. In his first season with the Packers, LaFleur led the team to a 13-3 record and an appearance in the NFC Championship Game. He has since guided the Packers to two more NFC Championship Games in 2019 and 2020.
In the 2021 season, Matt LaFleur led the Green Bay Packers to a 13-4 record and their third consecutive NFC North title. They faced several challenges throughout the season, including COVID-19 infections and injuries to key players, but LaFleur became the winningest head coach through his first 40 career games in NFL history. The Packers lost in the playoffs to the San Francisco 49ers.
However, in the 2022 season, the team struggled with a 4-8 record but managed to win four straight games to get back to .500. They ultimately lost to the Detroit Lions, ending the season with an 8-9 record and missing the playoffs for the first time under LaFleur’s leadership.
Known for his innovative offensive schemes and ability to work with quarterbacks, LaFleur has been praised for his coaching acumen and his ability to connect with his players. Off the field, he is known for his laid-back personality and his love of golf.