Matt Montayne brings a wealth of experience as North Texas' goalkeeper coach, which helped the Mean Green capture back-to-back Sun Belt Conference titles and a trip to the 2012 NCAA Tournament.
In 2013, Montayne tutored Hailey Riley in goal after starter Jackie Kerestine went down with a knee injury. Riley went on to receive two Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week awards and played in the conference championship game. Montayne also helped coach the C-USA Defensive Player of the Year Kelsey Hodges.
Entering his fourth year with NT, two of the top five single-season goals against averages in North Texas history have occurred under his guidance - including the school record of 0.71 set by Jackie Kerestine in 2011.
Kerestine was just as good in 2012, and sophomore currently owns the North Texas record for career GAA (0.82) and save percentage (.825). She owns 16 career shutouts, which already ranks second in the history of the program. Kerestine didn't allow a goal in the Sun Belt Tournament for a second straight season in 2012, which paved the way for NT to advance to its third NCAA Tournament.
With Kerestine injured in 2013, Montayne molded Haley Riley into a top notch netminder. Riley posted seven shutouts, 73 saves and 13 wins to help the Mean Green advance to the C-USA Tournament finals.
In 2011, Montayne helped North Texas goalkeepers tie a single-season school record with 11 shutouts, which were instrumental to winning the Sun Belt Conference title. As a team, North Texas posted the second-best goals against average in school history, and ranked 23rd in the nation in GAA.
Montayne has been a goalkeeper instructor since 2007, giving private lessons through Dobsonsoccer.com since 2008. Additionally, Montayne has coached Midwestern State University keepers, and coached keepers at prestigious youth clubs such as Dallas Cosmos SC, Andromeda, Texas Lone Stars and Mustangs FC. He has earned NSCAA Goalkeeping level I, II and III diplomas.
As a player, Montayne was a standout keeper, helping lead Richland College to the 2003 NJCAA National Championship. He played one year in the PASL (Indoor Soccer) for the Rockwall Raptors. Montayne was a member of the ODP pool, and was a two-time All-District selection at Naaman Forest High School. He won a gold medal for Flame United in the junior championships Prague, Czech Republic.
Montayne is a 2011 graduate of Midwestern State University.