Matt Kelly returns to the Main Line for his fourth season as an assistant woman?s rowing coach. Kelly helped guide the Wildcats to strong finishes in the Knecht Cup, Murphy Cup, and the Dad Vail Regatta in 2002.
Prior to his current coaching duties, Kelly was the head rowing coach of Villanova?s men?s club team. Kelly also led the 1997 LaSalle University women?s team to their first ever national championship appearance as well as their first ever medal at the Dad Vail Regatta while he served as head coach.
Kelly is a very experienced rower who has been involved with the sport since 1986 when he began at the Penn AC Rowing Association. Later moving on to row for St. Joseph?s Prep and eventually Villanova University. While at Villanova, Kelly was a member of the first boat from the University to race at the IRA National Championship where the squad garnered fifth place.