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Matt Daniels

Special Teams Coordinator


Matt Daniels enters his sixth season coaching in the NFL and second with the Vikings as special teams coordinator, after spending two seasons as the assistant special teams coach for the Dallas Cowboys. He brings seven total seasons of coaching experience and eight years of playing experience, both collegiately and professionally, to Head Coach Kevin O'Connell's staff.

In 2022, Daniels coached RB Kene Nwangwu, who recorded his third career kick return touchdown in Week 12 against the Patriots and was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week. Daniels also worked with rookie punter Ryan Wright, who set multiple franchise records, including the record for highest gross punting average (47.4) and net punting average (42.5) by a rookie. Under Daniels, K Greg Joseph connected on five game-winning field goals, including a franchise record 61-yard game winner against the Giants in Week 16. Joseph received two NFC Special Teams Player of the Week awards throughout the season (Week 4 and Week 16) Additionally, he coached LS Andrew DePaola to his first career Pro Bowl. Daniels also coached S Josh metellus, who became the first player since 1995 to record a blocked punt in two consecutive games.