Matt McCarty Head Coach

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Matt McCarty

Head Coach

Josh Davis

Assistant Coach
Offensive Coordinator

Billy Kirch

Assistant Defensive Coordinator
Outside Linebackers
Head JV

Brad Zeutenhorst

Assistant Coach

Mitch Aalbers

Assistant Coach

Caleb Van Otterloo

Assistant Coach

Ross Fernstrum

Assistant Coach
Defensive Line

Brice Byker

Assistant Coach
Wide Receivers

Sam Rall

Assistant Coach
Running Backs

Gabe Davis

Assistant Coach
Tight Ends

Rick Maris

Assistant Coach
Offensive Line

John Fernstrum

Assistant Coach
Offensive Line

Lawton DeJong

Assistant Coach
Defensive Line

Matt McCarty is in his first season as the Red Raiders' head coach, moving into that position in December of 2015. McCarty was the team's defensive coordinator for 11 years and also served as assistant head coach from 2012 to 2015.

Family: wife-Alisha; children-Brooks & Deviryn

Alma Mater (Year): Northwestern College (2003)

Playing Career: played four years (2000-03); NAIA All-American in 2003

Coaching Experience:

  2015-present-Head Coach

  2005-2015-Defensive Coordinator

  2012-2015-Assistant Head Coach

  2003-04-Assistant Coach at Okoboji High School

Coaching Accomplishments:

  Finalist for the Assistant Coach of the Year in 2014

  guided NAIA's top-ranked overall and scoring defense in 2014

  ranked 4th in NAIA with 39 sacks in 2014

  ranked 5th in NAIA with 38 sacks in 2013

  ranked 7th in NAIA in total defense in 2012, 9th in scoring defense

  set GPAC record and ranked 2nd in sacks (44) in 2012

  ranked 2nd in sacks in 2007 and 2008; 3rd in 2010

  ranked 2nd in scoring (11.2ppg) and 3rd in total defense in 2008

  guided the Red Raiders to a top 15 scoring defense in all but one season

Other Coaching Accomplishments:

 17 players have earned All-American honors

 4 players named GPAC Defensive Player of the Year

"I want to instill in our players to always do their best," commented McCarty. "I want them to do what is right and to make a difference both on and off the field."

"I really enjoy coaching at Northwestern with our staff because we do our best to meet our young men where they are spiritually, academically and athletically and then help them grow and become their best."