Matt Chimera 2021

Chimera Matt


Kenmore West High School-1974

Buffalo State College-1979 -Elementary & Secondary Education 

Buffalo State College– 1985- Master’s in Education

Coaching Highlights

Kenmore West Softball 25 years

¨ 409 Career Coaching Wins, winning percentage of 76%

¨ 12 Niagara Frontier League (NFL) Titles

¨ Four Section VI Championships

¨ Three Far West Regional Championships

¨ One New York State Championship (2002) 

¨ 56  1st Team NFL All-League players

¨ 27  1st Team All-WNY players

¨ 25 WNY All-Academic Players

¨ 23 Kenmore West teams earning New York State All-Academic Team honors

¨ 20 years as NFL Softball Chairperson

¨ Three time Section VI Softball Coach of the Year

¨ New York State Sportswriters Softball Coach of the Year-2002

¨ Inducted into the WNY Softball Hall of Fame

Football at Kenmore East and Kenmore West 38 years

¨ 14 years as head coach at Kenmore East High School

¨ Section VI Class A-North Division Champions

¨ Section VI Divisional Coach of the Year

Wrestling at Kenmore West 20 years

¨ 12 years as Head Coach

¨ Over 100 dual match coaching wins

¨ 10 years as NFL Wrestling Chairperson

¨ 1994 WNY Divisional Coach of the Year

¨ Kenmore West Wrestling Hall of Fame


Other Recognitions

Nan Harvey Memorial Award for Contributions to the WNY Softball Community-2008

Niagara Frontier League-Key Person Award, 2019

Inducted into the Kenmore West Athletic Hall of Fame, 2021