JONESBORO — Arkansas State head football coach Butch Jones announced Friday that Matt Limegrover has been named the Red Wolves’ offensive line coach and run game coordinator.
With more than 30 years of collegiate coaching experience, Limegrover has participated in 13 bowl games, including the Rose Bowl, Fiesta Bowl and Cotton Bowl, three combined Big Ten Conference championships at Penn State (2016) and Northwestern (1995, 1996) and numerous FCS Playoff games.
“Coach Limegrover is an individual that I have known for over 23 years and also had the opportunity to work with,” Jones said.
“We’re excited to welcome him, his wife, Ann, daughter, Emma, and son, TJ, into our football family. Matt brings a wealth of knowledge and experience at all levels of football and is regarded as one of the top offensive line coaches in the country. His 15-plus years of experience as a coordinator as well will be a great resource and benefit to our entire coaching staff.”
Limegrover most recently served as Penn State’s offensive line coach from 2016-19 when the Nittany Lions posted a 42-11 record with four straight bowl appearances, including Cotton Bowl (2019) and Fiesta Bowl (2017) victories.
Prior to Penn State, Limegrover spent five seasons (2011-15) at Minnesota as the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach. He held the title of assistant head coach his last two seasons with the Gophers.
Limegrover spent 16 seasons working under former Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill, including four stops at Minnesota, Northern Illinois, Southern Illinois and Emporia State. He started his time with Kill as the offensive line coach at Emporia State for two seasons (1999-2000) and then served as the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at Southern Illinois (2001-07) and Northern Illinois (2008-10).
Limegrover also made coaching stops at Ferris State (1997-98) as the offensive line coach and run game coordinator, Northwestern (1995-96) as a graduate assistant, the University of Chicago (1991-94) serving in a variety of roles, spanning interim head coach (1994), offensive coordinator, offensive line coach and tight ends coach.
Named an honorable mention All-UAA as a senior, Limegrover played offensive line from 1987-90 at the University of Chicago, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in 1991. He went on to earn his master’s degree from Northwestern University in 2000.