McKean’s Matt Carre Named Flight B Football Coach of the Year
Matt Carre, head football coach at Thomas McKean High School, was recently named Flight B Coach of the Year and Head Coach for the Blue in the 2019 DFRC Blue-Gold All Star game.
Formerly a Delaware all-state athlete, Carre is now athletic director, head football coach and freshman English teacher at McKean and tries to get the best out of his students both in the classroom and on the field. He lives by McKean’s motto, “It’s a great day to be a Highlander” and helps students be proud of that as well.
When Coach Carre came to McKean in 2014 the struggling football team had a 0-10 record. This year they finished 5-5 with the team part of the playoff conversation for much of the season. Six players made the All-Conference team and DeVon Taylor became the first All-State player since Carre has been their coach.
“We were able to have more success this year because our coaching staff and players have done a great job committing to improving during the offseason,” said Carre. “Our offseason work included coaching clinics, weight room sessions, the DIFCA Spring Football Camp, 7x7 Summer League and Alpha Training.”
Matt Carre treats his players like family and thinks of himself as a resource for kids who struggle. He believes in giving every student the same opportunity to succeed that he had. As teacher, coach and athletic director he has the chance to challenge students in academics and sports and bring out the best in their abilities. Carre explained that coaches had a big impact on his life and now it is his turn to give back.