Matt Bilchak arrived at Claysburg-Kimmel High School on February 2018, after a successful stops in North Carolina and Pennsylvania. He started his coaching journey as a youth football coach while completing his Bachelor of Science Degree in Child Development. The Portage Stallions won the league championship in his first year as Offensive Coordinator.
After successful completion of his Master’s Degree in School Counseling, Bilchak accepted a JV position under Head Coach Bob Paroli. After the 2009-2010 season, a counseling and coaching opportunity opened at Gray’s Creek High School working with Head Coach David Lovette. In successful seasons, Bilchak progressed from QB coach, to Passing Coordinator to Offensive Coordinator.
Relocating with family back to Pennsylvania, Bilchak volunteered at his high school alma mater Portage Area High School. After working with quarterbacks for several seasons, Claysburg-Kimmel School District came knocking. In a similar manner, He went from QB coach, to Offensive Coordinator and as of February 2018, Head Coach. Along with being licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania, Bilchak maintains employment as the Elementary School Counselor for Claysburg-Kimmel School District.
Portage Stallions Offensive Coordinator (2005-2006) ***
Portage Stallions Offensive Coordinator (2006-2007)
Portage Stallions Offensive Coordinator (2007-2008)
71 st High School Head JV (2009-2010)
Gray’s Creek High School QB Coach (2010-2011) 10-3 Lost first round of Playoffs ***
Gray’s Creek High School Passing Coordinator (2011-2012) 10-2 Lost First round of Playoffs
Gray’s Creek Offensive Coordinator (2012-2013) 8-4 Lost First round of Playoffs *** 3 way tie conference champ
Portage High School QB Coach (2013-2014) 9-2 *** Lost 3 rd round of Playoffs
Portage High School QB Coach (2014-2015) 11-2 Lost 2 nd round of Playoffs
Portage High School QB Coach (2015-2016) 9-3 Lost 2 nd round of Playoffs
Claysburg-Kimmel QB Coach (2016-2017) 4-7 Playoffs Lost first round
Claysburg-Kimmel Offensive Coordinator (2017-2018) 7-5 Playoffs Won first home game Lost 2 nd round
Claysburg-Kimmel Head Coach (2018 – Present) 7-5 Playoffs won home playoff game Lost 2 nd Round
9 years varsity experience
9 years making playoffs
4 conference championships
75 – 33 Cumulative record
7 – 5 Head Coaching Record