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    Matt  Canada

    Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks

    Alma Mater:
    Indiana '93


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    Matt Canada
    (Indiana `93)
    Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
    23rd year in coaching

    EDUCATION: Earned a B.A. in business from Indiana in 1993, and a M.A. in sport administration from Indiana in 1995.

    PERSONAL DATA: Born in New Palestine, Indiana. Has a daughter, Tori (16) and a son, Chris (14).

    BOWL EXPERIENCE: As a coach - 2013 Rose Bowl, 2012 Bowl, 2007 Insight Bowl, 1993 Independence Bowl.

    CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS: 2012 Wisconsin, 2011 Northern Illinois.

    OTHER HIGHLIGHTS: As a coach - At Wisconsin in 2012, the Badgers finished the 2012 regular season 12th in the NCAA in rushing yards per game with an average of 237.8 yards. Montee Ball won the Doak Walker Award as the nation's top running back, in addition to being named a first-team AP All-American. Ball finished seventh in the NCAA with 1,730 rushing yards and his 21 touchdowns ranked eighth nationally. Wide receiver Jared Abbrederis and left tackle Rick Wagner each earned consensus first-team All-Big Ten honors in 2012, while center Travis Frederick (media) and tight end Jacob Pedersen (coaches) also were tabbed to the first-team. Pedersen was also named the Big Ten tight end of the year. Spent the 2011 campaign at Northern Illinois, coordinating the Husky offense for a team that posted an 11-3 record, won a MAC championship and a victory in the Bowl. The NIU offense finished among the top 12 nationally in scoring offense, total offense and rushing offense. The Huskies were one of only five teams in the nation to average at least 230.0 yards rushing and passing each in 2011. NIU's quarterback, Chandler Harnisch, was a National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete and was named honorable mention All-America by He finished ninth in the country in total offense, averaging 328.2 yards per game. Canada's quarterbacks at Indiana (Ben Chappell, Kellen Lewis and Blake Powers) hold the top three spots in single season touchdowns, yards, completions, attempts and completion percentage. In four years as IU offensive coordinator, the Hoosiers had an All-American wide receiver (James Hardy), three first-team All-Big Ten receivers, an all-conference left tackle and an all-league quarterback (Lewis). Chappell led the Big Ten in passing yards, completions and attempts in 2010 while setting the Indiana single-season records in all three categories. Lewis set the Indiana school record for career passing touchdowns and established new single-season marks for passing yards, passing touchdowns and total yards as the 2007 Hoosiers scored a school-record 412 points under Canada's direction. In his first stint at Northern Illinois, helped Huskies to a No. 12 Associated Press and No. 10 Bowl Championship Series (BCS) national ranking in 2003. Canada coached players whose names fill the Husky record books, including current Atlanta Falcons' running back and 2003 second-team All-American Michael Turner.

    Matt Canada's Coaching Career

    Year(s) Team Position
    1992 Indiana Student Coach/Running Backs
    1993 Indiana Student Coach/Quarterbacks
    1994 Indiana Graduate Assistant/Quarterbacks
    1995 Indiana Graduate Assistant/Tight Ends
    1996 Butler Quarterbacks/Wide Receivers
    1997 Butler Offensive Coordinator
    1998-00 Northern Illinois Running Backs
    2001-02 Northern Illinois Quarterbacks
    2003 Northern Illinois Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
    2004 Indiana Quarterbacks
    2005-06 Indiana Passing Game Coordinator/Quarterbacks
    2007-10 Indiana Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
    2011 Northern Illinois Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
    2012 Wisconsin Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
    2013 NC State

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