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Matt Wiegand is in his second season at Cal in 2012 as a graduate assistant on the offensive side of the ball and works primarily with the team's tight ends and offensive linemen.
Wiegand arrived at Cal in 2011 after spending two seasons at Utah, where he worked as a graduate assistant with the offensive line in 2010 after one campaign as an administrative assistant for the offense in 2009. The Utes posted 10-3 records both seasons, winning the Poinsettia Bowl in 2009 and participating in the Las Vegas Bowl in 2010.
Wiegand split the 2008 season between the Los Angeles Avengers of the Arena Football League as a coaching intern and operations assistant, and Occidental College, where he coached the tight ends/h-backs and offensive line.
In 2007, he coached the offensive line and was the video coordinator for Claremont-Mudd-Scripps - a football program that serves three California colleges.
He also had two separate one-year coaching stints at Arcadia High School, working with both the offensive and defensive lines at the varsity level in 2002 and again in 2005, and also serving as the head coach of the freshman team in 2005.
Wiegand played collegiately on the offensive line at La Verne, earning first-team All-Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference honors in 2006.
He graduated with a bachelor's degree in movement and sport science from La Verne in 2007 and completed a master's in organizational leadership from Azusa Pacific in 2009.
He and his wife, Brandy, were married in 2009.
LAST UPDATED: July 26, 2012