Mattern is entering his third season as full-time assistant coach for
the Mountaineers. Mattern, a standout player during his undergrad years, Mattern
was employed in the private business world before accepting the assistant
coaching position prior to the start of the 2005-06 campaign.
Mattern was a three year
letterwinner and two year starter for the Mountaineers after transferring from
Penn College. From 2001-2003, Mattern appeared in 70 games with 21 starts where
he scored 256 points with 56 assists and 36 steals. He was known for his scrappy
style of play.
As a senior during the
2003 season, Mattern started 15 of 28 games and helped the Mountaineers to a
PSAC playoff berth and ECAC Championship averaging 4.2 points per game. He led
Penn College in scoring during the 2000 season, averaging 20 points per game.
A 1999 graduate of
Bloomsburg High School, Mattern was a three year starter on the hardwoods for
Mattern, a PSAC and MU
Presidential Scholar-Athlete, received his BA in travel and tourism from
Mansfield in 2003.