Kansas football adds three new staff members and changes up roles on a few others.
Louie Matsakis joined the Kansas staff in 2013 and serves as KU's director of personnel. Matsakis returns to Kansas after spending the past four seasons at Youngstown State where he was the special teams and recruiting coordinator and running backs coach.
Prior to his time at YSU, Matsakis spent five of the six previous seasons on the Jayhawk staff. From 2007-09, he was the KU running backs coach and oversaw the specials teams. In 2004-05 he was a quality control coach. During his previous experience at Kansas, Matsakis mentored the Big 12 Specialist of the Year in kick returner Marcus Herford in 2007, while also coaching running back Jake Sharp to All-Big 12 honors in 2008.
Kansas won a trio of bowl games during Matsakis' previous time with the program, capping the 2005, 2007 and 2008 seasons with bowl victories in the Fort Worth Bowl, Orange Bowl and Insight Bowl, respectively.
Matsakis, who has also spent time on the football staffs at Capitol (2006), Texas State-San Marcos (2003) and Texas Tech (2000-02), was a three-year letterman as a place kicker and punter at Emporia State University from 1995-98. He completed a degree in finance from ESU in May of 2000. Matsakis and his wife Cori have three children: Michael, Nicholas and Maia.