Matt Adkins is in his second season with the San Jose State University football staff and his first as a graduate assistant. He will be working with the offensive coaches in 2017.
A quarterback during his playing days at Shasta College and Southern Oregon University, Adkins has coaching experiences in California and in Sweden. He began coaching in 2009 at Shasta College working with the team's quarterbacks. In 2010, he was Southern Oregon's tight ends coach. Adkins coached safeties at the College of the Siskiyous in 2011.
He worked two seasons with the Carlstad Crusaders of the Swedish Football League. In 2012, Adkins was the offensive coordinator as Carlstad won the league championship. Promoted to head coach for 2013, Adkins was named coach of the year after Carlstad repeated as league champion.
Prior to joining the Spartans in 2016 as a staff assistant, Adkins returned Southern Oregon in 2012. He was the Raiders' wide receivers coach in 2012 and was promoted to passing game coordinator in 2013. Southern Oregon reached the NAIA quarterfinal round in 2012, won the NAIA Championship in 2014 and lost in the championship game in 2015.
The Ellensburg, Wash., native graduated from Southern Oregon in 2012. He is a third generation football coach. His dad, Doug Adkins, was the head coach at Humboldt State during the 2000 through 2007 seasons. His grandfather, Tom Perry, has the most head coaching wins (95) in Central Washington University football history and is a member of the Washington State Football Coaches Hall of Fame.
Matt is pursuing his master's degree at San Jose State University in counselor education.