|Date of birth:March 15, 1976|
|College: Utah State|
|Undrafted in 1998|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
| As player:|
* Nashville Kats (2000)*
| As coach:|
* Spokane Shock (QB/WR) (2008)
|Career highlights and awards|
|* Second-team All-Big West (1997)|
|Comp. / Att.||252 / 406|
|Stats at ArenaFan.com|
Matthew Sauk (born March 15, 1976) is an arena football coach and former quarterback. He played his college football at the Utah State University, an af2 quarterback from 2001 to 2005, and an AFL quarterback from 2002 to 2008. He has been a football coach since 2008. After being the offensive coordinator for the Utah Blaze from 2011 to 2013, he became the Portland Thunder head coach in 2014. He was the head coach of the Salt Lake Screaming Eagles of the Indoor Football League (IFL) in 2017 and the current head coach of the Columbus Destroyers of the Arena Football League.
- 1 Early life
- 2 College career
- 3 Professional career
- 4 Coaching career
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Orange Coast College
Sauk attended Orange Coast College after graduation high school, where he continued his football career for the Pirates.
Sauk's play at Orange Coast earned him a scholarship to Utah State University, where he continued his football career with the Aggies. Sauk started for two years, earning 2nd Team All-Big West Conference in 1997, while leading the Aggies to the 1997 Humanitarian Bowl.
Sauk spent parts of eight seasons bouncing between the af2 and Arena Football League. In 2001, he was named the af2 Rookie of the Year while playing for the Tennessee Valley Vipers. In 2005, he was named the af2 Offensive Player of the Year while playing for the Louisville Fire.
Sauk joined the Spokane Shock in 2008 as a quarterback and wide receivers coach. After taking 2009 off, Sauk rejoined the Shock in 2010 as the team's offensive coordinator. The Shock won ArenaBowl XXIII under Sauk's offensive guidance.
Sauk joined the Utah Blaze in 2011 as the team's offensive coordinator. During his first two seasons with the Blaze, Sauk was named the Net10 Assistant Coach of the Year, helping quarterback Tommy Grady win the 2012 Arena Football League Most Valuable Player Award.
Los Angeles KISS
Sauk was hired by the Los Angeles KISS in 2015 to be the team's offensive coordinator.
Salt Lake Screaming Eagles
AFL head coaching record
|Won||Lost||Win %||Finish||Won||Lost||Win %||Result|
|UTAH||2011||0||2||.000||3rd in NC West||–||–||–||–|
|POR||2014||5||13||.278||3rd in NC Pacific||0||1||.000||Lost to Arizona Rattlers in Conference Semifinals|
|COL||2019||1||11||.083||6th in AFL||–||–||–||–|
- Sam Adams (May 6, 2010). "Shock's Sauk suspended by AFL". www.kionrightnow.com. WorldNow and KION.. http://www.kionrightnow.com/story/12442780/shocks-sauk-suspended-by-afl. Retrieved October 11, 2013.
- "Portland Welcomes Back AFL In Spring 2014". www.lanetoday.com. Lane Today. October 2, 2013. http://lanetoday.com/2013/10/02/portland-welcomes-back-afl-in-spring-2014/. Retrieved October 11, 2013.
- "Matthew Sauk named head coach of Portland's Arena Football League team". www.oregonlive.com. Oregon Live LLC.. October 8, 2013. http://www.oregonlive.com/sports/index.ssf/2013/10/matthew_sauk_named_head_coach.html. Retrieved October 11, 2013.
- "Predators replace former UCF wide receiver as offensive coordinator". www.orlandosentinel.com. Orlando Sentinel. October 20, 2015. http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/orlando-predators/os-orlando-predators-change-offensive-coordinators-story.html. Retrieved October 20, 2015.
- "Former Utah State QB Matt Sauk Named Head Coach of the Screaming Eagles". Screaming Eagles. March 6, 2017. https://www.saltlakescreamingeagles.com/news/53. Retrieved March 6, 2017.
- "Columbus Destroyers announced as official team name: Matthew Sauk named Head Coach". AFL. February 22, 2019. https://www.arenafootball.com/article/columbus-name-announced. Retrieved March 5, 2019.
- "Matt Sauk Coaching Record". ArenaFan.com. http://www.arenafan.com/history/?page=coaches&coach=98. Retrieved July 7, 2014.
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