Paris Football Team sign Marc Mattioli as Head Coach for 2023 season

The Paris Football Team today announced that Marc Mattioli will lead the team into its debut in the 2023 European League of Football (ELF) season. As the league’s newest member, Paris offers an exciting locale rich in talent and culture from which Mattioli will coach.

Mattioli, an Atlanta, Georgia native, has spent the last two years coaching in Europe, where he led the Italian Football League’s Parma Panthers to their first Italian Bowl title since 2013. Following his success in Italy, Mattioli joined the Leipzig Kings in the ELF to round off their season. He was named ‘Coach of the Year’ in 2021, for his successes in Italy.

Head Coach Mattioli said of the appointment:

“I’m excited about joining Paris. Getting to know the people involved, everyone has had so much energy, and there is a lot of buzz around this project. I vibe with that. France also has so much skill; French talent plays across Europe, the CFL, and even in the NFL. You don’t turn it down when you get an opportunity to work with that level of homegrown talent.”

Mattioli began his coaching career at LaGrange College, a Division III program in west Georgia. Immediately showing his high ceiling, Mattioli won roles at primary NCAA FBS schools in Stanford University under Duane Akina and then Vanderbilt University as a defensive Backs coach under Derek Mason.

Current Linebackers Coach for the NFL’s Denver Broncos and former Stanford colleague Peter Hansen commented on Mattioli’s signing:

“Marc Mattioli is a brilliant and passionate coach. I learned more from him when we worked together than he learned from me. The Paris team is lucky to have such a great leader running their program.”

Mattioli will be stepping into a country with abundant domestic talent. Recent International Federation of American Football (IFAF) European Championship runs have shown this, with the French National Team placing first in 2018 and third in 2021.

The development of these young men will fall to Mattioli, a fact that team General Manager Marc-Angelo Soumah feels confident in:

“With the signing of Head Coach Marc Mattioli, our franchise has found a great leader of men that fit our values. Our players will enjoy having a great experience on and off the field. We are assembling a successful franchise, and HC Marc Mattioli is a keystone of that building!”

About the Paris Football Team

The Paris Football Team was launched in 2022 and will join the European League of Football for its 2023 season. The new franchise is the league’s first in France and will compete with 17 other franchises, across nine other nations across the continent. The new franchise is backed and operated by a collective of football, media, technology, and entertainment experts passionate about growing a team commensurate with the cache of the city of Paris and the greater European League of Football.

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