Pokes include Matt Ellerbrock as Linebacker mentor

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LAKE CHARLES – McNeese football head coach Frank Wilson has announced the addition of Matt Ellerbrock as the Cowboys linebacker coach.
 
Ellerbrock replaces Will Thomas who stepped away from coaching for individual causes.
 
“We’re fired up about Matt signing up for us and experience that he’s heading to be equipped to contribute considerably to our football group,” explained Wilson. “We ended up really pleased with the career Will Thomas was executing. He experienced some own issues, some spouse and children matters that had been a precedence for him, and we are respectful of that. He stepped absent for some time to get treatment of his family and the matters he needed to do.”
 
Ellerbrock, who has a vast assortment of coaching the defense by shelling out time with linebackers, defensive line and secondary, comes to McNeese right after paying the final two seasons at the University of Houston as a defensive graduate assistant below head coach Dana Holgorsen.

Prior to UH he used two seasons at Arkansas Condition in the identical job. It was there in which he helped mentor the Pink Wolves to develop into one of the toughest defenses in the air, finishing the year 11th nationally in passing protection, letting only 177.8 passing yards for every game.

In his initial period at A-Point out, Ellerbrock served guide the Pink Wolves to an 8-5 total report, a Sun Belt Conference championship with a 7-1 league record and a 31-13 victory around UCF in the 2016 Treatment Bowl.
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A four-yr starter on the Midwestern State football group who assisted guide the method to a few Lone Star Conference championships, Ellerbrock arrived at A-Condition after most lately serving as a graduate assistant mentor at Stephen F. Austin through the 2014 and 2015 seasons.
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All through his time with SFA, he served mentor a scholar-athlete to To start with Team All-Southland Convention honors.
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Prior to SFA, Ellerbrock expended the 2013 time as a graduate assistant at his alma mater, Midwestern Condition. He helped mentor a scholar-athlete to All-Lone Star Conference recognition in the course of his only period with the Mustangs.
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Additionally, Ellerbrock coached in two United states Soccer Camps (Seattle and Kansas City in 2014) and in a University of Wyoming summer season camp.
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As a participant at Midwestern Condition, Ellerbrock was a two-time Honorable Point out All-Lone Star Convention performer who started off 44 of 46 profession online games at linebacker. He recorded 231 vocation tackles including 28 tackles for loss and seven sacks. He under no circumstances concluded lower than fourth on the MSU tackles chart through any year with the Mustangs.
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The Mustangs captain his senior year, Ellerbrock was named Lone Star Meeting Defensive Participant of the Week for his efficiency in the LSC championship-clinching acquire at No. 12 West Texas A&M. His performances led MSU to LSC championships in 2009, 2011 and 2012, and to postseason perform just about every yr.
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Ellerbrock earned his bachelor’s degree in activity and conditioning administration from Midwestern State University in 2012. He bought a master’s diploma at Stephen F. Austin Point out College in secondary education in May perhaps of 2016.
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