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Matt Kelly - Head Scout

On August 22, 2014, Matt Kelly was named head scout for the U.S. Women’s National Team. He is primarily responsible for helping identify and develop players in USA Hockey's active player pool for the women's program. He also helps implement a long-term strategy to ensure continued advancement of the U.S. Women's National Team program.

Prior to joining USA Hockey, Kelly served as an assistant women's ice hockey coach for 2014 NCAA Division I national champion Clarkson University. Kelly helped transform the Clarkson women's ice hockey program into a national power since his arrival in 2008-09, including ECAC Hockey playoff appearances all six years, three league playoff titles, three NCAA tournament appearances, and the ultimate prize, the NCAA Division I national title in 2014.

Kelly joined the Clarkson staff after spending the 2007-08 campaign on the women’s ice hockey coaching staff at Quinnipiac (Connecticut) University. He started his coaching career the season prior as the volunteer assistant at Wayne State (Michigan) University.

A four-year member of the Wayne State men's hockey team as a goaltender, Kelly served as co-captain his senior campaign in 2005-06, a year in which he was named the team's most valuable player, earned All-College Hockey America Second Team honors, and was named the CHA/Easton Three Star Award recipient. Kelly also was named to the CHA All-Academic Team, and the 2004 CHA All-Tournament Team.
 
He played three years of junior hockey in the United States Hockey League prior to his collegiate career, splitting time between the Cedar Rapids Roughriders (1999-01) and the Topeka Scarecrows (2001-02).
 
A native of Hull, Massachusetts, Kelly graduated from Wayne State in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in media arts and studies. Kelly and his wife, Brooke, have a son, Colton, and daughter, Makenzie.