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Long-time menâ€Â™s assistant to take over womenâ€Â™s program


MARQUETTE, Mich. â€Â“ Ken Godfrey the athletic director at Northern Michigan University has announcedafter an extended search that Troy Mattson has been named the head womenâ€Â™sbasketball coach at Northern Michigan University.  â€ÂœWe did a thorough andextensive search for the position,â€Â Godfrey said.  â€ÂœWe got the best candidate.â€ÂÃƒÃ‚‚ ÃƒÃ‚‚ ÃƒÃ‚‚ 

Mattson has been involved with theNMU menâ€Â™s basketball program since 1988.  He was the assistant coach from1988-94 until being promoted to associate head menâ€Â™s basketball coach in April1994.  Mattson has also served NMU as the head womenâ€Â™s tennis coach from1994-03 where he was the GLIAC Coach of the Year twice (2000 and 2002).  Histeam's made three straight NCAA II post-season appearances in the nationaltournament (2001-03). 

A four-time letterwinner (1982-85)at Northern Michigan University, Mattson just concluded his 17th season withthe Wildcat menâ€Â™s basketball program.  His duties with the menâ€Â™s program included monitored compliance with NCAA and conference rules, fundraise, recruited student-athletes, and organized and managed daily practices.  Prior tojoining the Wildcat staff, he served as the assistant men's and women'sbasketball coach at Lake Superior State University from 1986-88.  He began hiscoaching career at Munising High School where he was the boyâ€Â™s basketball coachfor the 1985-86 season. 

A Milwaukee, Wis., native who grewup in Ishpeming, Mattson is a 1981 Westwood High School graduate.  He earnedhis bachelor's degree from NMU in 1986.  â€ÂœI am very excited about thisopportunity,â€Â Mattson said.  â€ÂœI am very eager to get to work to see what we canaccomplish.â€ÂÃƒÃ‚‚   Ã‚ 

He was a point guard for theWildcats and was the 10th player in school history to score 1,000 careerpoints.  Mattson is currently 26th on the career scoring list with 1,018points.

He is third in career assists with486 and is tied for third in most assists in a single season with 187 alongwith Doug Ingalls.

During his junior and senior years,Mattson helped lead the Wildcats to the NCAA II playoffs.  He served as teamcaptain his senior year.

Mattson and his wife, Lisa, havetwo daughters, Kristina and Tory.



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