A standout defensive lineman and linebacker at Bucknell from 1997 to 2000, Matt Borich is in his seventh year coaching the defensive line at his alma mater in 2016. Prior to 2012 spring practice, Borich added duties as the defensive run game coordinator. He was elevated to defensive coordinator in the summer of 2013, and added responsibilities as assistant head coach just prior to 2014 spring practice.
Under Borich’s guidance, Bucknell has ranked in the top 20 nationally in total defense in three of the last five years, including 10th in 2014. Additionally, the Bison have ranked in the top 11 nationally in rushing defense four of the last five years, including a pair of top-five showings. Bucknell has ranked first in the Patriot League in both total defense and rush defense five years running.
The Bison have had each of the last two Patriot League Defensive Players of the Year and Borich has mentored at least one First Team All-Patriot League defensive lineman every year since 2010. Thirteen Bucknell defensive linemen have been named All-Patriot League over that span.
Borich earned three varsity letters, received the Coaches Award for Leadership and was a member of Bucknell’s class with the most wins in school history (29) during his time as a Bison. He totaled 62 tackles in 32 career games and graduated in May of 2001 with a degree in economics.
A native of nearby Winfield, Pennsylvania, who played football at Selinsgrove Area High School, Borich spent the previous six years coaching the defensive line at Princeton. In addition to on-field coaching duties, he recruited student-athletes in 11 states, mainly in the Northeast and Upper Midwest.
No stranger to coaching in the Patriot League, Borich spent one year as a defensive line coach at Lafayette.
Borich broke into the coaching profession at Dickinson College. He was the outside linebackers coach at the Division III school in 2001 and 2002.
Borich lives in Lewisburg with his wife, Kelly.
Northern New Jersey, New York City, Southeastern New York State
Alternate Areas: Atlanta, Alabama
|Position:||Assistant Head Coach (Defensive Coordinator/DL)|
|Alma Mater:||Bucknell '01|