Matt Lintal - Head Football Coach/ Offensive CoordinatorThis fall will mark Coach Lintal’s 18th year of coaching. He has coached for the State College Football program for the last 10 seasons, 6 as the Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator. In the last 6 seasons, Coach Lintal’s teams have earned 58 victories, 6 trips to the State Playoffs, and 5 State Quarterfinal births. Coach Lintal was selected as the Central PA Football Coaches Association Coach of the year and the Mid-Penn Commonwealth Coach of the year in 2016. In June of 2018, Matt represented
Pennsylvania as the wide receiver coach in the Big 33 Game. Matt also serves as a District 6 Chairman for the Pennsylvania State Football Coaches Association (PSFCA).
Prior to State College, Coach Lintal coached at Bucknell University for 7 seasons. While coaching the Bison, Coach Lintal was named the Passing Game Coordinator and coached the wide receivers, running backs and quarterbacks during his tenure.
Lintal has a long history with the Little Lions. A State College Alum, he graduated from State College High School in 1999. Playing for his father, Dave Lintal, who was the head coach at the time. Matt served as a captain for the 1998 season (10-2 record). A three-year letterwinner, Lintal played wide receiver and outside linebacker for State High.
Matt went on to become a student athlete at Franklin & Marshall College, where he graduated in 2003. A Psychology Major and Religious Studies Minor, Matt started 39 games at strong safety and played in all 40. He served as team captain during his senior season and is currently 8th in F&M history on the all-time career tackles list (282 total tackles) and 5th in career solo tackles (145 total tackles). Additionally, Matt finished his career with 15 turnovers (9 interceptions and recovered 6 fumbles).
Coach Lintal earned his Master's Degree in Education from Bucknell University and his Secondary School Counseling Certification from Bloomsburg University in 2010.
Coach Lintal currently serves as a School Counselor, responsible for In-School Suspension for the State College Area School District. Matt and his wife Jackie, also a State College Area District alum, have three children (Hayden-11, Ryleigh-8, Brady-5). Jackie is a Kindergarten teacher within State College as well.
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