Report: Packers Expected to Hire Mt. Pleasant Native Matt LaFleur
The Green Bay Packers are expected to hire Mt. Pleasant native and current Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur, according to multiple reports.
LaFleur, 39, is in his first season as the Titans’ offensive coordinator after serving as the offensive coordinator for the Los Angeles Rams in 2017. He would replace Mike McCarthy who was fired in December after 13 seasons, one Super Bowl championship and nine playoff appearances with the Packers.
“Knowing the LaFleurs, I’m really happy for Matt,” Mt. Pleasant coach Jason McIntyre said. “I think the biggest thing about this is that Matt provides a perfect example of what we in education push towards. Find something you’re really passionate about, work really hard towards it, take chances, those are all things Matt’s done to get where he’s gotten and I think all of us in Mt Pleasant are really proud to have him representing us.”
Prior to joining the Rams, LaFleur spent two seasons with the Atlanta Falcons as the quarterbacks coach, reaching Super Bowl LI with the Falcons in 2017. LaFleur also spent time with Saginaw Valley State (2003), Central Michigan (2004-2005), Northern Michigan (2006), Ashland University (2007), Houston Texans (2008-2009), Washington Redskins (2010-2013) and Notre Dame (2014).
Packers offered the job to Titans’ OC Matt LaFleur, per sources. Other HC candidates have been notified that they’re out. So it looks like LaFleur in Green Bay.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 7, 2019
A 1998 Mt. Pleasant High School graduate, LaFleur played wide receiver at Western Michigan for one season before transferring to SVSU in 2000 and starring at quarterback on three NCAA Division II playoff teams and one Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship squad.
“We try to strive here that hard work pays off and I think our students, hopefully our young people in this community can realize that hey, Matt had a dream and now he’s achieving that dream,” Mt. Pleasant athletic director Jim Conway said.
After graduating from SVSU in 2003, LaFleur played briefly with the indoor football team’s Omaha Beef and Billings Outlaws.