National Kicking & Punting Coach
Matt Fodge has been part of the KICKNATION family since high school. He has been a coach for KICKNATION since 2010. Matt tried his hand at the NFL with Tampa Bay and the Dallas Cowboys, and now works with his dad in the family company. He is a fantastic addition to the already strong KICKNATION team, bringing a strong work ethic, a defined presence and a niche for working with the young men across the country. We are pleased to have Matt as one of our coaches, not only because he is a great kicker/punter, but he is the definition of the KICKNATION montra.
2008 - Oklahoma State punter Matt Fodge claimed the Ray Guy Award as the nation's best punter. Fodge averaged 44.1 yards per kick on only 31 punts. His punting average would have ranked 11th nationally if he had enough kicks to qualify. His teammates often joked about Fodge's lack of use on his team.
"They were joking with all season that they would have to wake me up to punt," Fodge said. "Sometimes, it was the fourth quarter before I went out there."
Fodge becomes the fourth Big 12 representative to win the award in the nine-year history of its presentation.
Fodge had an impressive junior and sophomore seasons in which he was a second-team all-Big 12 selection and a first-team academic all-Big 12 choice ... A second-team All-America selection by Rivals ... Spent much of the 2006 season leading the nation in punting average.
2006 - Ended the year as the nation’s eighth ranked punter with an average of 44.9 yards per punt on 50 attempts ... That average was the second best for a single season in OSU history ... Had three punts in excess of 70 yards with a season-best 72-yarder in the season opener against Missouri State, a 71-yarder at Kansas and a 70-yard punt vs. Florida Atlantic ... Fourteen of his punts were downed inside the opposition’s 20-yard-line, including two in the Independence Bowl ... Other impressive punts included a 61-yarder at Houston, a 60-yarder at Texas Tech, a 58-yarder at Arkansas State and a 56-yard effort at Texas.
2005 Won the starting job as a true freshman and ended the season with a 39.9-yard average on 65 punts ... Twenty of his punts were downed inside the opponents’ 20 and 16 resulted in a fair catch.