Matt Shell has coached the varsity football team for 15 years. His football teams have put together a 131-31 record, with nine straight Super Bowl appearances during one stretch, five straight Section 2 championships from 2008-12, and others in 2006 and 2016. BH-BL has played for four New York State titles, winning the Class A crown in 2012.
Matt has coached the girls outdoor track team since 2014. In that time the girls have won four Section 2 Group 2 championships and numerous girls have competed at the New York State Track and Field Championships.
Shell is a 2011 Capital Region Football Hall of Fame inductee, and was also inducted to the Gloversville School District Hall of Fame as a former star wide receiver. He is a 1992 graduate of SUNY Cortland where he was an All-American wide receiver and captain during his senior year.
In August, 2011, Matt and his wife, Kim, along with friends in the community, founded the Shellstrong Foundation, established as a New York State not-for-profit corporation with the mission to help kids who need it. The foundation’s fundraising efforts have included movie nights, the Be Strong Stroll, bake sales, and it’s largest annual fundraiser, the Spirits for Strength gala held at Key Hall. Since its inception, the Shellstrong Foundation has donated over $200,000 to the Melodies Center at Albany Med, the Double H Ranch, BH-BL High School scholarships and local families in need.
Matt and Kim live in Burnt Hills with their daughter, Hannah, and son, Jacob.