Returning starter at right guard ... Should be a key contributor on the offensive line once again in 2002 ... Joined the team as a walk-on prior to the 2000 season ... Has played in 11 career games, with 10 starts.
2001: The starting right guard for the Minutemen ... Played in all 11 games on the season ... Came off the bench against William & Mary in the season opener, then started the final 10 games of the year ... Part of the offensive line which allowed UMass to average 300.1 yards of total offense per game on the season ... Had a tackle on special teams against Maine.
2000: Did not see any game action.
Before UMass: Played his prep ball at Newburyport High School ... Team posted an 11-1 record during his senior season and won the Division 4 Super Bowl ... Played in the 1998 Agganis Game ... Earned All-League and Boston Globe All-Scholastic honors ... Also a member of the basketball and track teams at Newburyport.
Personal: Full name is Matthew McKay Coffe ... Son of Dan and Dena Coffe ... Born October 18, 1979, in Swampscott, Mass. ... Majoring in History.