|Position:||Defensive Graduate Assistant|
Matt Ellerbrock begins his second season as graduate assistant coach working on the defensive side of the ball.
His first season at A-State, Ellerbrock helped lead the Red Wolves to an 8-5 overall record, a Sun Belt Conference championship with a 7-1 league record and a 31-13 victory over UCF in the 2016 Cure Bowl.
A four-year starter on the Midwestern State football team who helped lead the program to three Lone Star Conference championships, Ellerbrock comes to A-State after most recently serving as a graduate assistant coach at Stephen F. Austin during the 2014 and 2015 seasons. During his time with SFA, he helped coach a student-athlete to First Team All-Southland Conference honors.
Prior to SFA, Ellerbrock spent the 2013 season as a graduate assistant coach at his alma mater, Midwestern State. He helped coach a student-athlete to All-Lone Star Conference recognition during his only season with the Mustangs.
Additionally, Ellerbrock has coached in two USA Football Camps (Seattle and Kansas City in 2014) and in a University of Wyoming summer camp.
As a player at Midwester State, Ellerbrock was a two-time Honorable Mention All-Lone Star Conference performer who started 44 of 46 career games at linebacker. He recorded 231 career tackles (an average of 5.0 per game), including 28.0 tackles for loss with 7.0 quarterback sacks. He never finished lower than fourth on the MSU tackles chart during any season with the Mustangs.
The Mustangs captain his senior season, Ellerbrock was named Lone Star Conference Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in the LSC championship-clinching win at No. 12 West Texas A&M. His performance led MSU to LSC championships in 2009, 2011 and 2012, and to postseason play every year.
Ellerbrock earned his bachelor's degree in sport and fitness management from Midwestern State University in 2012. He got a master's degree at Stephen F. Austin State University in secondary education in May of 2016, and he is currently working on a sports administration degree at Arkansas State University.