The Buffalo Bills continue adding new talent to their coaching department, with Matt Edwards the latest to join One Bills Drive. Announced Thursday afternoon, Edwards joins the Bills as assistant defensive line coach, and will work alongside defensive line coach Marcus West, who was recently promoted by the team.
Prior to being hired by Buffalo, Edwards spent the two previous seasons as a defensive assistant and pass rush specialist coach with the Las Vegas Raiders.
Coaching staff hiring: Matt Edwards named assistant defensive line coach pic.twitter.com/lyYrsOMQyF— Buffalo Bills PR (@BuffaloBillsPR) February 8, 2024
Before his Vegas residency, Edwards entered the world of NFL coaching with the Tennessee Titans. Through four seasons with the Titans, Edwards held the titles of defensive assistant and assistant special teams coach.
Matt Edwards cut his coaching teeth in college football, and boasts a resume 15 years in the making at the NCAA level. Edwards’ first opportunity came in 2003 as a linebackers coach with the College of Wooster. After four seasons, Edwards headed for Kent State in the role of defensive line coach (2006-2010). From there, Edwards was hired by Miami of Ohio as the football program’s defensive ends coach, linebackers coach, and special teams coordinator (2011-2012). Edwards’ next move was to Florida Atlantic University in 2013 as that program’s defensive line coach and special teams coordinator. Matt Edwards most recent college football coaching stop was as defensive coordinator with Tiffin University’s football program (2014-2017).
As a player, Matt Edwards played both defensive end and linebacker at Miami of Ohio.