Matt Entz
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamNorth Dakota State
Biographical details
Born (1972-10-09) October 9, 1972 (age 49)
Waterloo, Iowa
Alma materWartburg (1995)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1998Illinois College (DC)
1999–2001Wayne State (NE) (AHC/LB)
2002–2009Winona State (AHC/DC/LB)
2010–2011Northern Iowa (DL)
2012Northern Iowa (DC)
2013Western Illinois (AHC/DC/DL)
2014–2018North Dakota State (DC/LB)
2019–presentNorth Dakota State
Head coaching record
Tournaments9–1 (NCAA D-I playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
2 NCAA Division I (2019, 2021)
2 MVFC (2019, 2021)
MVFC Coach of the Year (2019, 2021)
2x AFCA FCS Coach of the Year (2019, 2021)
AFCA Region 4 Coach of the Year (2019–2021)

Matthew John Entz (born October 9, 1972) is an American football coach. He is the head football coach at North Dakota State University. Entz took over from the departing Chris Klieman after Klieman led the 2018 North Dakota State Bison football team to the program's seventh NCAA Division I Football Championship in eight seasons. Entz was the defensive coordinator for the Bison from 2014 until his promotion following the 2018 season.

Personal life

Entz is married to Brenda Entz. They have two sons: Kellen and Konner.[1] Entz is a Christian.[2]

Entz earned a bachelor's degree in biology from Wartburg College in 1995 and a master's degree in education and exercise science from Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska in 1998.[1]

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs STATS# Coaches°
North Dakota State Bison (Missouri Valley Football Conference) (2019–present)
2019 North Dakota State 16–0 8–0 1st W NCAA Division I Championship 1 1
2020 North Dakota State 7–3 5–2 4th L NCAA Division I Quarterfinal 6 7
2021 North Dakota State 14–1 7–1 1st W NCAA Division I Championship 1 1
North Dakota State: 37–4 20–3
Total: 37–4
  • #Rankings from final TSN/STATS Poll.


  1. ^ a b "MATT ENTZ". Retrieved November 15, 2020.
  2. ^ Entz, Matt; Hager, Tom. "Keep Swinging". Athletes For God. Retrieved November 15, 2020.