Tom Matukewicz, who spent the last two years as defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at the University of Toledo, was named the new head football coach at Southeast Missouri State University Wednesday. Matukewicz, the 13th head football coach in Southeast history, agreed to a four-year contract which will run through January 31, 2018. He will earn a base salary of $130,000 with additional compensation up to $57,000 per year. Matukewicz will have an opportunity to receive performance incentives.
“I am thrilled to be the new head football coach here at Southeast!,” said Matukewicz. “I feel like I am well-prepared for this opportunity and look forward to making a difference not only in this football program, but in this region.”
Watch the Matukewicz press conference courtesy of GoSoutheast.com
“We are so fortunate to hire Tom Matukewicz as our head football coach. Tom has been very successful in his coaching career and was very instrumental in transforming Southern Illinois and Northern Illinois into perennial winners,” said Director of Athletics Mark Alnutt.
Known as “Coach Tuke,” Matukewicz has 17 years of coaching experience, including 12 seasons as a coordinator. His teams have participated in postseason play 10 of the last 11 seasons.
Age: 40 (born Aug. 5, 1973),
Born: St. Joseph, Mo
Alma Mater: Fort Hays State, ’97
Year(s) School Position
2012-13 Toledo Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Coach
2011 Northern Illinois Linebackers Coach
2008-10 Northern Illinois Run-Game Coordinator/Interim Head Coach (2010)
2001-07 Southern Illinois Linebackers Coach/Run-Game Coordinator
2000-01 Emporia State Defensive Line
1999-2000 Coffeyville CC Offensive Line/Tight Ends
1997-99 Pittsburg State Offensive Tackles/Tight Ends
1996-97 Fort Hays State Defensive Line/Special Teams