Matt Fanning
Matt Fanning
Title: Wide Receivers Coach
Phone: 508-793-2584
Previous College: Holy Cross, 2007
Experience: Fifth Season

Recruiting Areas: Florida, Illinois (Southern), Kansas, Massachusetts (South Shore & Cape Cod), Missouri
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Matt Fanning is in the fourth year of his second stint on Tom Gilmore’s coaching staff in 2014. He serves as the team’s recruiting coordinator and video coordinator, and will also coach the wide receivers this season.

From 2011-2013, Fanning served as the team’s running back’s coach. In 2013, he helped the Crusaders total 1,860 rushing yards as a team, their highest total since running for 1,927 yards in 1991.

Fanning returned to Holy Cross from Boston College, where he was a graduate assistant coach during the 2009 and 2010 seasons. During his two years with the Eagles, he helped the team to an overall record of 15-11 and a pair of bowl game appearances.

Fanning previously served as Holy Cross’ running backs coach in 2008. During the 2008 season, he helped lead the team to an overall record of 7-4 and a 5-1 mark in the Patriot League, with tailback Mike Kielt earning second team All-Patriot League honors.

A 2007 Holy Cross graduate, Fanning earned two letters as a wide receiver for the Crusaders. During his senior season in 2006, Fanning ranked fourth on the team in receiving with 35 catches for 475 yards and four touchdowns. He was also the team’s top punt returner, averaging 10.4 yards on 20 returns. Following the 2006 season, Fanning received both the Msgr. George S. L. Connor Award and the Daniel Allen Sportsmanship Award. He was also selected to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll as a junior in 2005.

Fanning earned a master’s degree in administrative studies from Boston College in 2010.


Fanning's Collegiate Coaching File
Years School Position Championships
2008 Holy Cross Running Backs Coach  
2009-2010 Boston College Graduate Assistant Coach  
2011-2013 Holy Cross Running Backs Coach  
2014 Holy Cross Wide Receivers Coach