Matt Montayne brings a wealth of experience as North Texas' goalkeeper coach, which helped the Mean Green capture three conference titles and a trip to the 2012 NCAA Tournament. Montayne begins his first season as a volunteer coach after serving as an assistant coach the previous four years.
In 2014, Montayne mentored Jackie Kerestine to one of the best single seasons by a North Texas goalkeeper. The redshirt junior goalkeeper came back stronger than ever from a knee injury suffered the year before.
In 2014, Kerestine set a conference and single-season school record with a 0.51 goals-against average. She also led the conference the entire season in GAA, save percentage and shutouts. The 14 shutouts was also a single-season school record. She also went on to set career records at North Texas in shutouts, saves and wins.
Kerestine was honored with second-team all-conference honors, four Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week awards and was named to the C-USA All-Tournament Team in 2014.
Entering his fifth year with NT, three single-season records and six career records were set under his guidance.
In 2013, Montayne tutored Hailey Riley in goal after 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.
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.