TROY MATTSON TABBED AS NMU HEAD WOMENÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™S BASKETBALLCOACH
Long-time menÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s assistant to take over womenÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s program
MARQUETTE, Mich. ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ Ken Godfrey the athletic director at Northern Michigan University has announcedafter an extended search that Troy Mattson has been named the head womenÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™sbasketball coach at Northern Michigan University.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œWe did a thorough andextensive search for the position,ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Godfrey said.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œWe got the best candidate.ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
Mattson has been involved with theNMU menÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s basketball program since 1988.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ He was the assistant coach from1988-94 until being promoted to associate head menÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s basketball coach in April1994.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Mattson has also served NMU as the head womenÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s tennis coach from1994-03 where he was the GLIAC Coach of the Year twice (2000 and 2002). ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Histeam's made three straight NCAA II post-season appearances in the nationaltournament (2001-03).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
A four-time letterwinner (1982-85)at Northern Michigan University, Mattson just concluded his 17th season withthe Wildcat menÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s basketball program.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ His duties with the menÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s program included monitored compliance with NCAA and conference rules, fundraise, recruited student-athletes, and organized and managed daily practices.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Prior tojoining the Wildcat staff, he served as the assistant men's and women'sbasketball coach at Lake Superior State University from 1986-88.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ He began hiscoaching career at Munising High School where he was the boyÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s basketball coachfor the 1985-86 season.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
A Milwaukee, Wis., native who grewup in Ishpeming, Mattson is a 1981 Westwood High School graduate.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ He earnedhis bachelor's degree from NMU in 1986.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œI am very excited about thisopportunity,ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Mattson said.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œI am very eager to get to work to see what we canaccomplish.ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
He was a point guard for theWildcats and was the 10th player in school history to score 1,000 careerpoints.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ 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.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ He served as teamcaptain his senior year.
Mattson and his wife, Lisa, havetwo daughters, Kristina and Tory.